The IEDP's former Chair, Linda Bellos, often wrote letter to influential people about subjects of concern to IEDP members. She now continues to do this in her role as one of our Advisory Friends.
Here is a selection of letters written by Linda Bellos, the most recent at the top of the list. ‘Linda’s Letters’ has also been a regular feature in the IEDP newsletter.
This letter is asking about the recent evaluation of The Equality Act, and whether it is just going to focus on employment.
This was a letter about police commissioners’ appointments.
This was a response to an article in The Guardian by Herman Ouseley about the EHRC.
This letter referred to a recent speech of David Cameron’s about equality analyses and asked for clarification of his position.
This is a Freedom of Information (FOI) request about the terms of the review of the Public Sector Equality Duty, following an earlier letter asking questions about this which did not receive a response.
Linda wrote to Michael Gove about his apparent intention to remove Mary Seacole from the school history curriculum. She received a reply from Michelle Brown of the Department for Education on 25th January. To read the letter click here.
Linda wrote to Baroness O’Neill congratulating her on her appointment and drawing the IEDP to her attention.
Linda wrote to Teresa May querying whether her actions over the Red Tape Challenge were in contravention of the Public Sector Equality Duty.
This is a letter about whether the Home Office carried out an equality impact assessment on a particular piece of work.
This was a Freedom of Information (FOI) request for a breakdown of the responses to the Red Tape Challenge about equalities.
This letter is asking for clarification about what constitutes an Occupational Requirement in the context of a faith-based organisation seeking to employ a person of a particular religion or belief.