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Employment: Discrimination

Volume 716: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the European Commission's reasoned opinion relating to employment for the purposes of religion. [HL554]

There is an understanding between the European Commission and member states that a reasoned opinion in infraction proceedings remains confidential. The Commission publishes the fact that a reasoned opinion has been sent, but not the letter itself. The Government will therefore not be placing in the Library of the House the reasoned opinion which the Commission sent to us on 20 November 2009.