Clause 118

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 1:00 pm ar 25 Mehefin 2009.

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Photo of Vera Baird Vera Baird Solicitor General, Attorney General's Office 1:00, 25 Mehefin 2009

If I have understood correctly, it is amendment 17 that will not be pressed. Is it also amendment 18? That amendment would remove the power of tribunals to award compensation if a respondent fails to comply with a recommendation. That relates to the question from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare about the measure of compulsion. That is the default availability. The tribunal could award or increase compensation if a recommendation is not accepted.

Amendment 16 would remove the current power to make recommendations. I do not suppose that is what the hon. Gentleman intended, either—it is probably just the way it is drafted. He just wants me to say what reach into business these proposals would offer.