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Employment (Non-Discrimination)

Volume 116: debated on Thursday 14 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to end discrimination in employment against Catholics in Northern Ireland.

Religious discrimination in employment is illegal in Northern Ireland and we are determined that it should be eliminated. Proposals to strengthen existing laws and institutions were published last September in a consultative paper, "Equality of Opportunity in Employment in Northern Ireland". We are now considering the many comments received on this document, with a view to legislation and any other necessary action.