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.

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

Migrant access and their financial contribution to NHS provision in England

The DLA has submitted a response to the Department of Health's consultation on migrant access and their financial contribution to NHS provision in England, asking "who should be charged in future, what services they should be charged for, and how we can ensure that the system is better able to identify patients who should be charged".

Full details of the consultation are available here:

http://consultations.dh.gov.uk/overseas-healthcare/migrant_access

The DLA response can be viewed by clicking on the attachment below

Illegal Working / Civil Penalty consultation

The DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the UKBA's consultation seeking views on the "prevention of illegal working: Strengthening and simplifying the civil penalty scheme". 

You can read the details of the consultation here:
http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/consultations/civil-penalties/ 

You can read the DLA submission in the attached file below

Tackling illegal immigration in privately rented accommodation

The DLA has submitted a robust response to the Government's consultation on its proposals to create a new requirement on landlords to conduct immigration checks on tenants, with penalties for those who provide rented accommodation to illegal non-EEA migrants in breach of the new requirements.

You can find full details of the consultation on the Home Office website here: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/consultations/33-landlords/

You can read the DLA's response by opening the attached file below.

Diversity in the Judiciary

The DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the Ministry of Justice's consultation seeking views as to how the Commission should make use of the new 'equal merit' provision enabling positive action to improve the diversity of the judiciary.

You can read the details of the consulation here:
https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/equal-merit-provision