Consultation responses

Over the years, the DLA has established a reputation for its knowledge, expertise and understanding of discrimination law issues. Government departments and other statutory agencies regularly seek our views on changes and development in law and policy areas.

Participation from members ensures that our contributions to policy and public debates are grounded in and informed by the experiences of those affected by discrimination cases and issues on a daily basis.

This page lists all of the submissions and responses that the DLA has made to government and European Commission consultations, as well as contributions it has made to research, surveys and consultations by other organisations. The most recent submissions are listed first.

As an added resource, for some consultations we have added links to the responses from other organisations.

Welsh Declaration of the Rights of Older People

The DLA has submitted a response to the Welsh Declaration on the Rights of Older People.

You can read this submission here

You can find full details of this consultation here

Welsh Government’s consultation on Draft Children’s Rights Scheme 2014

The DLA has submitted a response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on Draft Children’s Rights Scheme 2014.

You can read the DLA's reponse here

You can find full details of this consultation here

ECHR/ECtHR - Review of Longer-Term Future

The DLA has submitted a response to the Council of Europe’s Review of the longer-term future of the system of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights (sections : Future challenges to the Convention system, Subsidiarity and Mechanisms required at the European level to ensure effective protection of individual rights and authoritative interpretation of the Convention).

You can view the DLA's reponse here

You can view the original "call for views" here

The Census and future provision of population statistics

The DLA has submitted a detailed response to the Office for National Statistics' consultation on "The census and future provision of population statistics in England and Wales"

JCHR call for evidence - Judicial Review

The DLA has submitted a response to the Call For Evidence issued by the Joint Committee on Human Rights regarding the implications for access to justice of the Government's proposed judicial review reforms.

You can read the full details of this Call for Evidence here:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/human-rights-committee/news/judicial-review-inquiry---call-for-evidence/

You can read the DLA's submission by opening the associated file below

Judicial Review

The DLA has submitted a response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation paper on proposals for further reform to Judicial Review, expressing the DLA's concern that the Government’s rationale and the arguments it has put forward in support of the current proposals are misconceived.

You can read the DLA's submission here and in the attached file below.

Also the MoJ's Consultation Paper here and Impact Assessment here and in the attached files below.

Hate Crime

The DLA has submitted a response to the Law Commission's consultation on Hate Crime.

You can find full details of this consultation on the Law Commission's website here:
http://lawcommission.justice.gov.uk/consultations/hate_crime.htm

 You can read the DLA response in the associated file below.

Stop & Search

The DLA has just submitted a forthright response to the Home Office’s consultation on Police Powers of Stop & Search.

You can read full details of this consultation here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/stop-and-search

You can read the DLA’s response in the associated file below:

Draft Deregulation Bill - clause 2

The draft Deregulation Bill contains a broad range of measures which claim to reduce the burden of regulation on business, civil society, other organisations (including public sector bodies) and individuals. 

The DLA has submitted a response to this consultation particularly in relation to Clause 2 of the Bill which outlines the proposal to limit the powers of employment tribunals to give non-binding recommendations upon employers to tackle discrimination.

You can read the full details of the new Parliamentary Joint Committee's Call for Evidence on the draft Deregulation Bill here:

http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/joint-select/draft-deregulation-bill/

You can read the DLA submission in the attached file below