§ Mr. Cotter
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what plans he has to introduce protection from discrimination in the workplace for lesbians and gay men. 
§ Ms Hodge
We are currently considering our response to the Equal Opportunities Commission's recommendations, following their review of the current sex discrimination legislation. One of the EOC's proposals was that there should be legal protection for gay men and lesbians. We are considering carefully the Commission's recommendations, including whether or not legislation is the most appropriate route.