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.

UKBA family migration

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:

The DLA's response is in the attachment below

Employment-related Settlement, Tier 5 and Overseas Domestic Workers

The DLA has submitted a reponse to the UKBA's consultation on Employment-related Settlement, Tier 5 and Overseas Domestic Workers.  The DLA response endorses the responses made by the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association and the Migrants Rights Network - you can read all three responses here 

Briefing for HoC Public Bill Cttee on Legal Aid Bill

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.

Ofqual Consultation on Specifications in Relation to the Reasonable Adjustment of General Qualifications

DLA has submitted a response to Ofqual's consultation on specifications in relation to the Reasonable Adjustment of General Qualifications - you can read this reponse by clicking on the attachment

EHRC reforms consutation - 15 June 2011

You can read the DLA's response to the Government's consultation on EHRC reforms here

UKBA immigration reservation

You can read the ILPA response (and the DLA's message supporting the ILPA response) to the UK Border Agency's consultation on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Age Discrimination

DLA's response to the GEO consultation: "Equality Act 2010: Ending age discrimination in services, public functions and associations"

Specific Duties consultation

DLA Response to the Policy review paper: The Public Sector Equality Duty: reducing bureaucracy

Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation April 2011

The DLA has submitted its response to the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills' consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes.  You can read the DLA's submission by clicking on the attached PDF file


The DLA’s executive committee has produced a preliminary response to the government's consultation on Resolving Workplace Disputes