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Govt taken to task for dismantling Equality Act

Labour MPs have queued up to attack the government for scrapping parts of the Equality Act.

Theresa May announced she would scrap the so-called 'socio-economic' measure in the law.

This places a duty on public bodies to show they were working to reduce inequality in a number of ways, including by by demonstrating improvements in public health in deprived areas.

The home secretary came in for particular criticism for announcing the move outside of parliament, but she sent one of her ministers, Liberal Democrat Lynne Featherstone, to answer an urgent question on the subject from Fiona Mactaggart.

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November 19, 2010

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