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Letter: Codes are in

THE Equal Opportunities Commission's code of conduct was agreed as part of an ongoing review of corporate governance within the commission and not as a result of allegations against the commissioners or staff ("Equality head under fire for `dictatorial' style", 24 March). Commissioners have always been unanimous about having a code.

The only discussion has been whether separate codes were needed for commissioners and staff as commissioners are appointed by the Secretary of State for Education and Employment.A code for management has not yet been established but will be drawn up after voluntary adoption by commissioners.

Commissioners and staff have a solid and positive working relationship based on team working.

Kamlesh Bahl

Chairwoman, Equal Opportunities Commission, Manchester