Employment: Discrimination

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th June 2009.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the report entitled Discrimination in Recruitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment, carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Republic of Ireland, which demonstrated discrimination against job applicants in the Republic of Ireland with non-Irish names, whether they will add that country to those it monitors for human rights abuses.

Photo of Lord Malloch-Brown Lord Malloch-Brown Minister of State, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Minister of State (Africa, Asia and the UN)

The Government have no plans to add Ireland to the countries it monitors for human rights abuses.

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