Clause 203

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:30 pm ar 2 Gorffennaf 2009.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 3:30, 2 Gorffennaf 2009

I just wish to pick up on one thing. Part of the benefit is to enable businesses and other organisations to have that clear guidance. Given, therefore, that one of the objectives of the Bill was to simplify matters and make them more straightforward, I suggest that where provisions are effectively just being carried across and there is no change in the law, getting the guidance in place first would help. It is the ability to produce more straightforward and clear guidance across the whole range of protected characteristics that will deliver the real benefit of the Bill, both to those protected by it and those organisations that have to implement it.