Subject: Freedom of Information Request
Thank you for your email dated 8 February 2018 in which you made the following request:
To Equality and Human Rights Commission
In light of recent exposures in the national press regarding freemasonry operating inside Westminster as well as recent
advertising campaigns promoted on the BBC that freemasons will be CONTACTING the Equality and Human Rights
1. With regard your hierarachy and the following listed on your website
The Board comprises:
David Isaac CBE (Chair)
Caroline Waters OBE (Deputy Chair)
June Milligan (Wales Commissioner)
Dr Lesley Sawers (Scotland Commissioner)
Susan Johnson OBE
Professor Swaran Singh
Rebecca Hilsenrath (Chief Executive)
Please provide an assurance that NO conflicts of interest arise in that they have no direct or indirect connections to freemasonry ?
2. An explanation that can provide proof of arms length impartiality when some of the aboved named persons have received
honours from the British Royal family as the Duke of Kent as head of freemasonry would show an unacceptable conflict of interest ?
We have responded to each of your requests in turn below:
Tel: 0161 829 8100 | Email: email@example.com
2nd Floor, Arndale House, The Arndale Centre, Manchester, M4 3AQ
1. Please provide an assurance that NO conflicts of interest arise in that they have no direct or indirect connections to freemasonry?
Declarations of interests for the Commissions Board members can be found on our website following the link below. None of the members of the Board have declared direct or indirect connections to freemasonry.
Please note that there is no Declaration of Interest for Lord Shinkwin as he is not a Commissioner.
2. An explanation that can provide proof of arms-length impartiality when some of the above named persons have received
honours from the British Royal family as the Duke of Kent as head of freemasonry would show an unacceptable conflict of interest?
The information requested is not held by the Commission.
If you are unhappy with our response and wish to request an internal review of our decision please write to the
Corporate Correspondence Team
within 40 days of receiving this letter setting out your reasons at:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
Equality and Human Rights Commission
2nd Floor Arndale House The Arndale Centre Manchester M4 3AQ