The journey to equality 2013

Yes, after 10 years of campaigning we finally have caste discrimination legislation on the statute books...

Yes, after 10 years of campaigning we finally have caste discrimination legislation on the statute books – BUT when will it be enforced. We always knew that HMG conceded to demands for the legislation as a last minute concession to prevent any delay – or indeed jeopardising the flagship Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, but little did we know the levels of procrastination that would be stooped to.

Timetable to legislation 2013

1 March 2013 Talk for a change announcement (2)

4 March 2013 Debate in the House of Lords http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldhansrd/text/130304-0001.htm#13030411000719

16 April 2013 Debate in the House of Commons http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130416/debtext/130416-0002.htm#13041638000004

22  April 2013 House of Lords http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201213/ldhansrd/text/130422-0002.htm#13042260001212

23 April 2013 House of Commons http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm130423/debtext/130423-0002.htm#13042381000002

Kate Green MP and Seema Malhotra MP join the campaigners on Parliament Square to deliver the joyful news that caste is to be finally outlawed in the UK

Dav and Kate