§ Mr. Janner
asked the Paymaster General whether he will make a statement on the operation and effect of the code of practice of the Equal Opportunities Commission.
§ Mr. Lang
Since the code came into operation only on 30 April 1985, it is too early to assess its effect. The code was, however, warmly welcomed by the Government, CBI and TUC, and over 60,000 copies have now been sold. I 117W understand that the EOC has had a number of requests from firms and other employing organisations for help in preparing and implementing equal opportunities policies as a result of the code.