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Coronavirus: Equality

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL5182, tabled on 3 June 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Summary of Impacts: Coronavirus Bill, published on 19 March, when they will publish the equalities assessment undertaken as part of the Public Sector Equalities Duty.

Answered on

30 June 2020

The duty to have regard to the impact on equalities is an ongoing one.

The Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability is reflected in the duties set out in the Coronavirus Act 2020 to publish a status report every two months; carry out a review every six months with a debate and vote in the House of Commons; and publish a status report for debate in both Houses after one year.

We are considering how best to update Parliament on the equalities impact of the legislation as part of this broader commitment.

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Department of Health and Social Care