Bank of England Race Relations 2
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Subject: RE: Bank of England Race Relations
Date: Thu, 4 Jun 2015 10:48:13 +0100
Dear Karen Tolson, Information Access Team,
Thank you for your reply.
"Under the Equality Act 2010, the Bank's duty was extended to cover all protected characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity; race (including ethnic or national origin, cotour and nationality); religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation."
I visited the following the Bank of England website:
I was unable to find any information about Race Relations in the Diversity and Inclusion Reports. There is information about BAME but nothing specifically about Race Relations.
I fail to see how the Bank of England can have "due regard" for Race Relations without having any Racial data.
I am finding that the Diversity and Inclusion Reports disappointingly reveal much about the values, ethos and culture in the Bank of England with regard to Race Relations.
There appears to be a Race missing in the Diversity and Inclusion reports. It appears that no effort has been made to record, monitor and report on the difference between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid). It is possible that there could be horrific inequalities between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid) that have not been reported.
Does the Bank of England record, monitor and report on Race Relations between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid), like the Police do?
The Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010) requires public authorities to have ‘due regard’ to the need to:
1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.
2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.
3. Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.
I am concerned about the management of European Race Relations and not about Ethnicity Relations or Diversity Relations.
Race a Protected Characteristic
As you probably know Race is one of the "Protected Characteristics" in the Equality Act 2010.
Refers to the protected characteristic of Race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.
Note 1: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/guidance-all/protected-characteristics
Race as defined by the British Police
White - North European / White European
White - South European / Dark European
Asian (in the UK Asian refers to people from the Indian subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal)
Chinese, Japanese, or other South East Asian
Arabic or North African / Middle Eastern
Note 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_codes#cite_note-mpabriefing-2
Please follow these links to understand the Official British Government codification of the differences between Race and Ethnicity.
Race not to be confused with Ethnicity
I have given the link to the Ethnicity Data Standard as specified by the Information Standards Board to make it clear that I am not asking for Ethnicity information.
Failure to manage Race Relations effectively results in the failure to address the problem of Racism.
Race Relations query
Please would you send me the contact details of Catherine Brown, Executive Director, HR, who may be able to help me find any Bank of England information showing that “due regard” has been exercised in recording and monitoring Race Relations between the IC1 White Northern European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark Southern European Race (Melanochroid) as required by the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010).
It is very clear that the Police recognise the Racial difference between the IC1 White North European (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Races (Melanochroid) and record and use this data for Race Relations purposes.
I am very concerned that no effort is being made to achieve European Race Equality. It is possible that the poor management of Race and Ethnicity in the Bank of England could be impacting policy in the Bank of England and impacting the monetary decisions being made in the Bank of England.
It is possible that there are poor Race Relations between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid) in the Bank of England and that this dreadful inequality is impacting relations between other Races and causing financial problems.
I am concerned that poor management of Race Relations in the Bank of England is resulting in financial misconduct which is making the Bank of England not fit for purpose.
I look forward to a reply on this very serious issue.
Derrick Lynch, Black, IC3, B9, BEUR
BANK OF ENGLAND
3 June 2015
Please quote ref. V 134152 on all correspondence
Dear Mr Lynch
Thank you for your email dated 11 May in which you ask for access to the following under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('Fol Act'):
'1. The BANK OF ENGLAND Race Relations Policy.
A BANK OF ENGLAND report on how the Race Relations Policy has been performing to date.
Details of how BANK OF ENGLAND manages and monitors Race Relations.
Details of how many Black people are in and have been in Senior Management positions in BANK OF ENGLAND. '
The Bank of England (the 'Bank') produces an annual diversity report every year, summarising the progress that has been made in improving the representation of selected groups at the Bank. The report also gives details of the main actions that have been put in place each year to improve diversity and the priorities for the forthcoming year.
Under the Equality Act 2010, the Bank's duty was extended to cover all protected characteristics: age; disability; gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity; race (including ethnic or national origin, cotour and nationality); religion and belief; sex and sexual orientation. As a result, the Bank published its comprehensive 'Equality Report 2012-15', which outlines the Bank's commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. It sets out how we fulfil public accountability responsibilities and explains how we manage our internal diversity work agenda for all protected characteristics.
You can find the 'Equality Report 2012-2015' and the latest diversity report 'Diversity and inclusion at the Bank of England' on the Bank's website at:
Information Access Team
Bank of England, Threadneedle Street, London EC2R BAH T +44 (0)20 7601 4444 www.bankofengland.co.uk
Subject: RE: Bank of England Race Relations
Date: Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:57:59 +0000
Dear Mr Lynch
Please find attached a response to your email dated 11 May below.
Information Access Team|Communications Directorate
Bank of England |Threadneedle Street|London|EC2R 8AH|+44 20 7601 4878 email@example.com
From: Derrick Lynch [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, May 11, 2015 11:22 AM
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Subject: Bank of England Race Relations
This email has reached the Bank via the Internet or an external network
To whom it may concern,
I am Derrick Lynch and I have heard some disturbing news about the BANK OF ENGLAND. I prefer not to go by rumours so I have decided to make some inquiries for myself and my community.
I live at 5 Hedge Hill, Enfield, EN2 8RU.
I am classified, by the British Government, as an IC3, Black, Male.
I have attached illustrated versions of the Race and Ethnicity Codes as used by the British Police and Civil Services.
I am a victim of Racism which I understand as being the same as White Supremacy.
I have been reading the BANK OF ENGLAND website.
Please could you send me:
1. The BANK OF ENGLAND Race Relations Policy.
2. A BANK OF ENGLAND report on how the Race Relations Policy has been performing to date.
3. Details of how BANK OF ENGLAND manages and monitors Race Relations.
4. Details of how many Black people are in and have been in Senior Management positions in BANK OF ENGLAND.
Derrick Lynch, IC3, B9, BEUR
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