A copy of any documents Planning and Environment Decisions Wales uses in determining whether or not to hold a virtual event, in particular, those containing guidance on equality grounds.
ATISN 15973 – Documents that demonstrate PEDW’s appropriate analysis of the equality implications of the decision to hold a virtual event.
Thank you for your request which I received on 4th January 2022. You asked for:
A copy of any documents Planning and Environment Decisions Wales (PEDW) uses in determining whether or not to hold a virtual event, in particular, those containing guidance on equality grounds.
Following a search of our paper and electronic records, I have established that the information you require is not held by the Welsh Government. Although no such documents are held, I must clarify that PEDW does have regard to the promotion of equality, as well as many other factors, in their decision to hold a virtual event.
In light of the Coronavirus Pandemic adopting virtual events is the best way to ensure a balance is made between maintaining the safety of our staff and members of the public against the need to progress casework in a timely manner.
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