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Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations

Volume 407: debated on Wednesday 18 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if she will make a statement on the vires of section 7.3 of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003. [118583]

[holding answer 10 June 2003]: We have considered the position carefully and are satisfied as to the vires of the provision in Regulation 7(3) of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003. We consider that the provisions of Regulation 7(3) are consistent with Article 4 in Council Directive 2000/ 78/EC, which these Regulations implement.