Statement on Race Disparity Audit: 10 October 2017

British Parliamentall credits: Parliament UK
published: 10 October 2017

First Secretary of State, Damian Green, made a statement on the Race Disparity Audit, informing MPs what action the government intended to take as a result of it.

The statement was responded to by Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, Dawn Butler, who questioned the Minister on the government’s record on minorities.

Related information

The Race Disparity Audit was published on 10 October 2017.
See more about / download the Race Disparity Audit here >

Segment from the reports introduction:

We believe that how far you go in life should be based on your talent and how hard you work – and
nothing else. That was the ambition set out by the Prime Minister on the steps of Downing Street in
July 2016, and it remains this Government’s abiding mission to tackle burning injustices.

Meeting this challenge requires taking a hard look at how people of all ethnic groups are treated
across our public services. Britain has come a long way in spreading equality and opportunity, but
we want to go further. The UK collects a wealth of ethnicity data. But collecting the data is not
enough. We must ensure data is published, accessible, transparent and, most of all, used to inform
how we can improve our country for all.

Damian Green – First Secretary of State