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Women and Equality

Equality Bill

The Minister for Equality (Barbara Follett): On 26 June I set out in the “Framework for a Fairer Future” document how the Government propose to make further progress towards a fair and equal society.

The Government are pleased to announce that today we are laying before the House a document that summarises the responses we received to the discrimination law review consultation we held last year called “A Framework for Fairness: proposals for a Single Equality bill for Great Britain”.

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Copies will be available in the Libraries of both Houses and will be published on the GEO website and can be purchased from the Stationary Office.

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Wilton Park

The Minister for Europe (Mr. Jim Murphy): Wilton Park is an academically independent Executive Agency of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Its annual report and accounts for 2007-08 are laid before Parliament today.

Wilton Park continues to deliver high-value conferences contributing to our overall foreign policy effort. Wilton Park continues to achieve high ratings from participants and sponsors on the value of Wilton Park conferences.

Wilton Park’s performance against agreed targets for 2007-08 is shown below:

07-08 Target07-08 Performance

Total income



Excellent rating for programmes



Excellent rating for discussion



Excellent rating for administration



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