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The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government

Inquiry

The Committee will examine how the Government Equalities Office (GEO) is delivering on its responsibilities, which are:

- improving equality and reducing discrimination and disadvantage for all in the UK;

- taking the lead on the Equality Act 2010 and being the lead department on gender, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues issues in government including the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013, and Civil Partnership Act 2004;

- supporting and implementing international equality measures in the UK, including the UK’s international commitments. The inquiry will consider the organisational structure and functioning of the GEO and assess the effectiveness of the role of the Minister for Women and Equalities.

The inquiry will explore cross-cutting Government equalities strategies and consider recommendations for change to embed equalities across Government.

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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25 May 2021
Inquiry The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP (Minister for Women and Equalities at Government Equalities Office), and Marcus Bell (Director at Equality Hub)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
14 April 2021
Inquiry The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses Baroness Kishwer Falkner, and Equality and Human Rights Commission
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
14 April 2021
Inquiry The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses The Equality Trust, Institute for Government, Equally Ours, and Justine Greening (Former Minister for Women and Equalities and co-founder at Social Mobility Pledge)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
GEO0055 - The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses Marcus Bell (Director at Equality Hub)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
GEO0054 - The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses Kemi Badenoch (Minister for Equalities at Government Equalities Office)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
GEO0053 - The role of the GEO: embedding equalities across Government
Witnesses Marcus Bell (Director at Equality Hub)
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

Other publications

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