§ 54. Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what assurances he has obtained from local authorities that their Sikh employees will be permitted to wear turbans on duty in accordance with their religion; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Skeffington
My right hon. Friend would in general deprecate any rules which could be held to discriminate against any group of employees, but rules governing the dress to be worn by staff on duty are best left to the good sense of individual local authorities. If however the hon. Member has any cases of difficulty in mind I will gladly have inquiries made.