Creating a fairer Britain
The Public Bodies Bill published on 28 October 2010 aims to give ministers the power to abolish, merge or modify certain public bodies, including the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Details of parliamentary and Commission activity on the Bill can be found on this page.
For all queries relating to the Public Bodies Bill, please contact Ellie Rose, Head of Parliamentary Affairs.
The following pages provide links to the Public Bodies Bill and the explanatory notes, as well as current debates and amendments to the Bill.
As part of the our duty to advise on legislation that has implications for equality and human rights, we have raised concerns about the impact of the Bill on bodies which require independence from government in order to perform their functions, including the Commission.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is listed in three schedules in the Bill:
Several parliamentary committees have published reports on the Public Bodies Bill.
We would welcome organisations that are involved in the passage of the Public Bodies Bill contacting the Commission to discuss their position. Please email the Stakeholder Team.