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Sexual Orientation Regulations

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made with the introduction of the Sexual Orientation Regulations; and if she will make a statement. (109043)

The Government will publish a response to the consultation after the Christmas recess in good time for the laying of the regulations to come into force next April, alongside Part 2 of the Equality Act outlawing discrimination on grounds of religion or belief in the provision of goods and services.

Since the close of consultation in June of this year the Government have been looking closely at the nearly 3,000 responses and discussing the detailed issues with interested parties.