§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what steps his Department is taking to promote the principles of the employment provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 among small employers exempted from the employment duties set out in the Act. 
§ Mr. Alan Howarth
The Department has been considering how to proceed with the small employer exclusion threshold and has held initial discussions with representatives of employer and disability organisations on the matter. We will announce plans shortly.