CRE to investigate response to Lawrence inquiry report

The Commission for Racial Equality is conducting a research
project to check on race equality progress in the wake of the Stephen Lawrence
report.

 

Employment practices will be examined as part of the
research, to be published on the second anniversary of the Lawrence report in
February 2001.

 

The research aims to give a reliable picture of how
effective the response to the Lawrence Inquiry report has been and will examine
good and bad practice.

 

CRE chair Gurbux Singh said, “Racial equality is not a
luxury or an optional extra. It must be built into the thinking of ministers
and policy makers.”

 

In its annual report, the CRE points out that while many
organisations are already engaged in reviewing and revising their policies and
operations, important institutions were still failing to act for racial
equality.

 

www.cre.gov.uk

 

By Lisa Bratby

 

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