HC Deb 19 May 2003 vol 405 c634W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list(a) the names, titles and grades of the officials who sit on the EU committee for implementation of the action programme to tackle discrimination, (b) the number of times, and the dates, on which it has met since January 2002, (c) the agenda items it has considered since January 2002, (d) the decisions it has made since January 2002 and (e) the means used to communicate the decisions to the House. [110288]

Alan Johnson

I have been asked to reply.

The Community Action Programme to combat discrimination has met twice in the last 12 months, in May and December 2002. The current UK representative is Cathy Rees who is the responsible Assistant Director of this Department's Selected Employment Rights Branch.

I will place copies of the agenda for both meetings in the Libraries of the House. These show where agenda items were for information, and where decisions have been taken.

An evaluation of the programme will be reported to the European Parliament, the European Council, the Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions. A copy of the evaluation report will be placed in the Libraries of the House once available.