Suggested letter to MPs asking them to sign EDM 591- COMMENCEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY - s1 OF THE EQUALITY ACT

2 December 2017

Suggested letter to MPs asking them to sign EDM 591

To.........................

The House of Commons

London SW1A 0AA

 

EDM 591 COMMENCEMENT AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DUTY - s1 OF THE EQUALITY ACT

I do not have to tell you that many of your constituents are hungry and in debt due to shredded benefit incomes, high rents, council tax and its enforcement and rising prices.  The ONS has reported an unprecedented rise in normal deaths and infant deaths and the Institute of Health Equity on the undeniable evidence of the negative impact on health and on the economy of low income and debt.

I am sure you also know that imposing these circumtances on the poorest UK citizens is quite contrary to human rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The European Convention on Human Rights and indeed in British law. However UK social and economic rights have never been promulgated .

We are therefore supporting the Equality Trust and Just Fair  in asking  you to sign Early Day Motion 591 which calls on the government to bring into effect Section 1 of the Equality Act 2010. "Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities".

 

 


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