Mayor answers to London
Diversity at the GLA
Question by Dee Doocey
The Greater London Authority does not appear in Stonewalls list of top 100 employers for 2009, despite coming third on the list in 2007 and second in 2008. Can you explain why?
Answer by Boris Johnson (1st Term)
The timing of preparatory work for entering the Stonewall Index for 2009 coincided with the transition period during which the current Mayor took up office. It was felt that the GLA was not best placed to enter the Stonewall validation process over this time of change in political leadership. The Mayor intends that the GLA will enter the Stonewall Equality Index this year and is confident we will score well.
The GLA continues to lead the field both regionally and nationally in promoting equality and diversity across the equality strands including sexual orientation, and is one of the few Authorities rated as excellent in the Equality Framework for Local Government.