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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 19th March 2009.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 11:33 am, 19th March 2009

When the Leader of the House responded to my hon. Friend Alan Duncan and tried, not very successfully, to defend the Solicitor-General for her ill-judged comments, she mentioned her role in leading for the Government in the detailed stages of the equality Bill. At oral questions last October, I asked the Parliamentary Secretary, Government Equalities Office, when that Bill would be brought forward and she said that it was in a good state, but that she wanted it to be in the "best possible state" and that it would be introduced "soon". It is now five months later, and just two weeks ago, the Leader of the House said that we would not see it for a few months. Will she tell the House when we will see that Bill?

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