HC Deb 17 June 2003 vol 407 cc115-6W
Angela Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in his Department and non-departmental public bodies on implementing the requirements of the Race Relations Amendment Act 2000; and if he will publish the results of the monitoring required by the Act. [117474]

Mr. Caplin

The Ministry of Defence's Race Equality Scheme was published in May 2002 and sets out plans for complying with the general and specific duties under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 to promote race relations in the armed forces, the MOD Police and the MOD civil service. Copies of the Scheme are available in the Library of the House. The Department is now actively engaged in implementation of the Scheme and the first progress report will be published in the autumn.

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