HL Deb 12 March 2001 vol 623 c70WA
Lord Dholakia

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they intend to introduce legislation to outlaw religious descrimination following two independent research reports published by the Home Office. [HL1052]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Bassam of Brighton)

The Government are committed to implementing the Article 13 EC Employment Directive outlawing discrimination in employment and training on grounds which include religion and belief by autumn 2003. The Government will consult on this in due course, taking account of the research reports.

Both reports will help to raise awareness of people's experience of religious discrimination, and of the sensitive and sometimes complex issues involved in tackling it.

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