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.
You can find details of the background to this consultation on the MoJ website here:
The government continues to chip away at the Equality Act in the name of "business efficiency". The DLA has submitted three separate responses to government consultations on proposals to repeal specific provisions of the Act:
and the DLA responses in the attached files below
You can read the background to this survey on the BIS's website here:
and you can read the DLA submission in the attachments (PDF and text) below.
The DLA has submitted a detailed response to the Home Office's consultation on forced marriage.
You can read the background to the consultation on the Home Office website: http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/publications/about-us/consultations/forced-marriage/
and read the DLA response in the attached files (PDF and text) below.
The DLA has issued a response to the MoJ's consultation on "Introducing fees in employment tribunals and Employment Appeal Tribunal" in which it challenges the whole rationale of charging fees.
You can find details of the consultation on the MoJ website here:
and you can read the DLA's reponse in the attached files (PDF and text) below
The DLA has submitted a comprehensive response to the recent Ministry of Justice consultation "Appointments and Diversity: A Judiciary for the 21st Century" on proposed amendments to the statutory and regulatory frameworks for judicial appointments, together with improving judicial diversity. You can find full details of the consultation on the MoJ website here:
and you can read the DLA submission in the attachment below.
You can read the DLA's submission in the attachment below.
The DLA has submitted a response to the government's consultation on family migration - you can find details of the consultation on the UKBA's website here: www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/sitecontent/documents/policyandlaw/consultations/family-migration/
The DLA's response is in the attachment below
The Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Bill was given its second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday 29 June. The Bill passed with a vote (Ayes 295; Noes 212) and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee who have made a call for written evidence. The DLA has submitted its own Briefing to the Committee which you can read in the attachment.