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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up

Liaison Committee (Lords)
Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up

Thursday 17 June 2021

Start times: 2.00pm (private) 2.10pm (public)


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Follow-up to the recommendations of the Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability

The Liaison Committee is holding a one-off evidence session on the recommendations of the former Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability. In the review of investigative and scrutiny committees, the Liaison Committee recommended that the Committee may hold a small number of evidence sessions to follow-up a special inquiry committee's recommendations. This is the fourth such session.

The Liaison Committee will be joined at the one-off evidence session by former members of the Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability Baroness Deech (former Chair), Baroness Browning, Lord Faulkner of Worcester and Baroness Thomas of Winchester.

Meeting details

At 2.10pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up
CEO at Disability Rights UK
At 3.00pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up
Executive Committee member at Discrimination Law Association
At 3.30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up
Deputy Chair at Equality and Human Rights Commission
Executive Director – Strategy, Policy, Legal and Wales at Equality and Human Rights Commission
At 4.05pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Equality Act 2010 and Disability Committee – follow-up
Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work at Department for Work and Pensions
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Transport
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice
Director at Government Equalities Office
Deputy Director at Government Equalities Office
Co-Director, Local Roads Places and Environment Group at Department for Transport

Possible questions are:

  • What progress has been made since the Committee reported in 2016?
  • Some provisions in the Equality Act have been on the statute book for over 20 years. Are the failures of successive Governments to bring them into force justifiable?
  • Is enough being done to ensure that transport including buses and rail is accessible for disabled people?
  • Should the Government strengthen the public sector equality duty?

It is anticipated that the Liaison Committee will publish a report on the outcome of the evidence session with a Government response to the report to follow.

Location

Virtual meeting