§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to his answer to the hon. Member for Londonderry, East of 21 February, whether a code of practice, acceptable to the Fair Employment Commission, exists for disclosure of information as to the religious composition of the work force in each different premises of a private firm similar to that agreed for the Northern Ireland Civil Service.
§ Mr. Needham
[holding answer 27 February 1990]: I am informed by the Fair Employment Commission that it is not aware of any private sector firm which has drawn up guidelines on the disclosure of monitoring information. However, this issue is dealt with in "Fair Employment in Northern Ireland Code of Practice", published by the Department of Economic Development and circulated to all employers in Northern Ireland in December 1989.