HL Deb 17 November 1981 vol 425 cc495-6WA
Lord Brockway

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their response to each of the 12 proposals to mend race relations made by David Lane, the chairman of the Commission for Race Equality, in the Guardian on 2nd November.

Lord Belstead

The Government have repeatedly confirmed their commitment to a multiracial society in which there is full equality of opportunity and responsibility irrespective of colour, race or religion.

The article by the chairman of the commission discusses issues of major importance to race relations. The Government will be setting out its views on a number of these issues in its responses to the reports of the Select Committee on Home Affairs on racial disadvantage and the law on public order and the committee's forthcoming report on the operation and effectiveness of the Commission for Racial Equality, and to the report of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Scarman, on the disturbances in Brixton. In addition, my right honourable friend the Home Secretary has published today the report of the study of racial attacks indicating his views on how it should be followed up.