Schedule 12

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 8:00 pm ar 23 Mehefin 2009.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office 8:00, 23 Mehefin 2009

We have returned to the 2003 regulations; there is no change from those. Preference may be given to a child of the same faith in order

“to preserve the institution’s religious ethos”.

The test is objective, not subjective. There is a clear causal link between giving preference to a child and the preservation of the school’s religious character. There is no lessening of the protection.