Equality Intiatives

Meeting: 
MQT on 2010-06-09
Session date: 
June 9, 2010
Reference: 
2010/2007
Question By: 
Richard Barnbrook
Organisation: 
British National Party
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

If ethnic minority communities become the majority in London, do you believe spending London Taxpayers money on equality initiatives will be unnecessary and unfair?

In the London Boroughs where ethnic communities are in the majority, namely Brent and Newham, (soon to be joined by other Boroughs) should the spending of London Taxpayers' money on equality initiatives now cease?

Could you give a timescale on when you believe spending London taxpayer millions on equality issues will finally cease and disadvantaged people in the whole community will be assisted without recourse to race?

Answer

Answer for Equality Intiatives

Answer for Equality Intiatives

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Spending on equalities activities and community engagement is a means to ensure that my policies meet the needs of all of London's diverse communities, including some of the most disadvantaged. I will continue with this to ensure that my policies continue to reflect their needs, priorities and aspirations.