Equality of Opportunity Committee (June 1999 - April 2003)
The Committee on Equality of Opportunity is required to make sure that the Assembly has effective arrangements to promote the principle of equality of opportunity for all people in the exercise of its functions and the conduct of its business. The Committee has a strong interest in seeing that a dialogue with groups representing minority and disadvantaged interests takes place at all levels in the Assembly. In order to help to achieve this, the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission have standing invitations to attend meetings of the Committee as advisers.
The Committee has particular regard to the need for the Assembly to avoid discrimination on grounds of gender, race or disability. It also has regard to other sources of discrimination and social exclusion including age, religious beliefs and sexual orientation.
In conducting its work the Committee meets once a month during term time. Information on the dates of meetings can be found be clicking one of the headings on the left-hand side.