§ Mr. Alex Carlile
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in relation to the fair employment draft guide to effective practice; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 9 February 1990]: Following consultation with a wide range of interested parties, the guide was published in its final form by the Department of Economic Development on 31 December 1989. It provides advice and guidance to employers and others on their responsibilities and obligations under the fair employment legislation and has become the first code of practice under section 8 of the Fair Employment (NI) Act 1989. Copies are available in the Library of the House.