HL Deb 22 February 2000 vol 610 cc16-7WA
Lord Harris of Haringey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When they will publish the first annual report of progress on the implementation of the action plan they published in March 1999 as part of the Government's reponse to the Stephen Lawrence inquiry report. [HL1181]

Lord Bassam of Brighton

My right honourable friend the Home Secretary will publish the first annual report tomorrow. It will set out details of progress made on each of the areas covered by the recommendations of the inquiry and will identify action still to be taken. It will show that there has been substantial progress across the criminal justice and education systems. But there is much more to be done and it is vital that all the public services covered by the inquiry's report maintain their determination to deliver the highest standards of service to all members of society regardless of their race.