§ Mr. Ben Chapman:
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what plans her Department has to implement section 23 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 in relation to employment rights for clergy; 
(2) if she will make a statement on the Employment Bill announced in the Queen's Speech with reference to the application of section 23 of the Employment Relations Act 1999 to employment rights for clergy. 
§ Mr. Sutcliffe:
There are no measures in the Employment Relations Bill to extend employment rights to the clergy. In relation to s23 of the Employment Relations Act, we hope to publish a Government response to the Employment Status Review around the turn of the year.