Caste discrimination UK: base-line data

Every week during the summer recess, Lords Hansard publishes written answers online to questions submitted by members of the Lords, and included in the Written Answers and Statements for 4 August is the following:

“Castes: Discrimination

Question: Asked by Lord Avebury

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May (WA 331–2) and the comments by Helen Grant, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities on 9 July (HC Deb, vol.584 col. 140 WH), how they intend to establish baseline data that can be used to determine whether caste legislation is stopping unlawful discrimination given their acceptance of the Equalities and Human Rights Commission’s statement that research for that purpose would not be possible; and what are the terms of reference of the feasibility study announced by Mrs Grant.[HL1061] Continue reading