Parliamentary briefings

Read the Commission's briefings to Parliamentarians. Briefings are used to present an analysis of whether proposed policies and legal changes align with the requirements of equality and human rights law.

For more information contact the parliamentary affairs team: correspondence@equalityhumanrights.com.

Bills for 2015/2016

Accessible Sports Ground Bill

Second reading in the House of Lords, Lord Faulkner of Worcester's Private Members’ Bill 17 July 2015

Draft Investigatory Powers Bill

The Commission's written evidence to the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill Committee, December 2015

Enterprise Bill 2015

Enterprise Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 30 November 2015

Enterprise Bill, Report Stage, House of Lords, 25 November 2015

Enterprise Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords Second Reading, 12 October 2015

Enterprise Bill, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 28 October 2015

Housing and Planning Bill

House of Commons Committee Stage, Briefing in support of Amendment 136 to Clause 84, 26 November 2015

Immigration Bill 2015 - 2016

Immigration Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, 1 February 2016

Immigration Bill, House of Lords, Committee Stage, Day 2, 20 January 2016

Immigration Bill, House of Lords, Briefing on Clauses 8 and 14 of the Immigration Bill, 18 January 2016

Immigration Bill, Second Reading, House of Lords, 22 December 2015

Immigration Bill, House of Commons, Briefing for Committee Stage (Briefing in support of Amendment numbers 222 and 226 to Schedule 6) 4 November 2015

Immigration Bill, House of Commons, Briefing for Committee Stage (Amendment number 73 to Clause 12), 29 October 2015

Immigration Bill, House of Commons, Briefing for Committee Stage, 29 October 2015

Immigration Bill, House of Commons, Second Reading, 13 October 2015

Lord Beecham’s motion to regret 14 October 2015

House of Lords Debate 14 October 2015: Lord Beecham, Prosecution of Offences Act 1985 (Criminal Courts Charge) Regulations 2015 - motion to regret

Scotland Bill

House of Lords, Second reading, Tuesday, 24 November 2015

House of Commons, Briefing for Report Stage, Monday, 9 November 2015

Trade Union Bill

Briefing in support of the Motions that Clauses 9 and 15 should not stand part of the Bill or, in the alternative, Amendments 99, 100 and 102 to Clause 15 and Schedule 1, Committee Stage, House of Lords, 10 February 2016

Second Reading, House of Lords, 11 January 2016

Wales Bill

Submission to the Welsh Affairs Committee’s scrutiny of the Draft Wales Bill, 25 November 2015

Welfare Reform and Work Bill

Clause 8: Third Reading, House of Lords, 9 February 2016

Report Stage: Clauses 11, 12, 13, and 14 House of Lords, 27 January 2016

Report Stage Briefing Clauses 1, 4, 7 and 8, House of Lords, 25 January 2016

Committee Stage: Clauses 1 and 2, House of Lords, 9th December 2015

Committee Stage: Clauses 13 and 15, House of Lords, 9th December 2015

Committee stage: Clauses 11 and 12, House of Lords, 7th December 2015

Committee Stage: Clauses 4 and 6, House of Lords, 7th December 2015

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) response to our letter re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 13 October 2015

Our letter to The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 16 September 2015

Second Reading - House of Lords, Monday 17 November 2015

Response to call for written evidence

Welfare Reform and Work Bill - House of Commons report stage

Bills for 2014/15:

House of Lords Liaison Committee 2015

Motion for debate: recommendation to appoint ad hoc post-legislative scrutiny committee to consider the impact on disabled people of the Equality Act 2010, 12 March 2015.

Westminster Hall Debates

Proposals for a new Equal Pay Act - 18 March 2015.

Bills for 2014/15:

Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill:

Care Bill:

Counter Terrorism Bill:

Criminal Justice and Courts Bill:

Deregulation Bill

Immigration Bill:

International Women's Day:

Modern Slavery Bill:

Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill:

Bills for 2013/14:

Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Bill:

Care Bill:

(see above for 2014/2015 briefings)

Children and Families Bill:

Draft Deregulation Bill:

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill:

Immigration Bill:

Justice and Security Bill:

Offender Rehabilitation Bill:

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill:

Draft Voting Eligibility (Prisoners) Bill:

Bills for 2012/2013

Draft Care and Support Bill:

Crime and Courts Bill:

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill:

(see above for 2013/14 briefings)

Growth and Infrastructure Bill:

Justice and Security Bill:

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill:

Mental Health (Discrimination) No 2 Bill:

Parliamentary submissions 2013/2014

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2016