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Volume 686: debated on Thursday 2 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the investigation into alleged discrimination against Protestant employees at InterTradeIreland will be completed; and whether the result will be published.[HL7882]

The inquiry into the equality of opportunity aspects of the anonymous allegations made against InterTradeIreland has been completed and a draft report is being considered by the two sponsor departments and the InterTradeIreland board. No decision has yet been taken on the question of publication of the report.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the community background of the employees of InterTradeIreland.[HL7917]

At 1 October 2006 InterTradeIreland, the trade and business development body, employed 41 permanent staff. The community background of these staff has been identified as:

Roman Catholic: 34

Protestant: 6

Non-determined: 1