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Time for British to end its stalling and deliver on equality agenda

14 July, 2004


Commenting after the appointment of four new members of the Equality Commission, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Equality issues Caitriona Ruane said that it 'was time that the British government ended its stalling and set about delivering on the Equality agenda'.

Ms Ruane said:

"For the Equality Commission to fulfil its role it needs to be representative of broad society. Up to now this has clearly not been the case.

"If progress is to be made in transforming our society from one of institutionalised discrimination and inequality then it is crucial that the British government ends the stalling and starts delivering on the equality agenda.

" A strong and representative Equality Commission should be playing a central role in delivering on this crucial Good Friday Agreement demand." ENDS

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