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(b)    

the responsible person shows that relying on the factor is objectively

 

justified by a legitimate aim and the means of achieving that aim are

 

appropriate and necessary.

 

(3)    

A sex equality rule has no effect in relation to a difference between A and B in

 

the effect of a relevant matter if the trustees or managers of the scheme in question

 

show that the difference is because of a material factor which—

 

(a)    

does not constitute discrimination because of sex within the meaning of

 

section 13 and

 

(b)    

which is within subsection (2).

 

(4)    

“Relevant matter” has the meaning given in section 62.

 

(5)    

For the purposes of this section, a factor is not material unless it is a material

 

difference between A’s case and B’s.’.

 


 

The Solicitor General

 

That certain written evidence already reported to the House be appended to the

 

proceedings of the Committee.

 

 

Order of the House [11 MAY 2009]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Equality Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 7 July 2009.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
 

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Orders of the Committee [2 and 9 June 2009]

 

That—

 

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

2 June) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 2 June;

 

(b)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 9 June;

 

(c)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 11 June;

 

(d)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 16 June;

 

(e)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 18 June;

 

(f)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 23 June;

 

(g)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 25 June;

 

(h)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 30 June;

 

(i)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 2 July;

 

(j)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 July;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table—

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 2 June

Until no later

Equality and Diversity Forum

 
  

than 12 noon

Equality and Human Rights

 
   

  Commission

 
   

Tribunals Service

 
 

Tuesday 2 June

Until no later

Help the Aged and Age Concern

 
  

than 1.00 pm

Children’s Rights Alliance

 
   

Disability Charities Consortium

 
   

RADAR

 
   

Carers UK

 
 

Tuesday 2 June

Until no later

Stonewall

 
  

than 5.00 pm

Press for Change

 
   

Runnymede Trust

 
   

Race on the Agenda

 
 

Tuesday 2 June

Until no later

Fawcett Society

 
  

than 6.00 pm

Women’s National Commission

 
   

Women Like Us

 
 

Tuesday 9 June

Until no later

British Humanist Association

 
  

than 11.30 am

General Synod of the Church of

 
   

  England

 
   

Catholic Bishops’ Conference,

 
   

Muslim Women’s Network

 
   

Board of Deputies of British Jews

 
 

Tuesday 9 June

Until no later

Confederation of British Industry

 
  

than 1.00 pm

Association of British Insurers

 
   

Federation of Small Businesses

 
   

Chartered Institute of Personnel

 
   

  and Development

 
   

Trades Union Congress

 
 

Tuesday 9 June

Until no later

Government Equalities Office

 
  

than 5.00 pm

  

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 6; Schedule 1; Clauses 7 to 29; Schedules 2 and

 

3; Clauses 30 to 35; Schedules 4 and 5; Clauses 36 to 49; Schedule 6; Clauses

 

50 to 75; Schedule 7; Clauses 76 to 78; Schedules 8 and 9; Clauses 79 to 83;

 

Schedule 10; Clause 84; Schedule 11; Clauses 85 to 89; Schedule 12; Clauses

 

90 to 93; Schedule 13; Clause 94; Schedule 14; Clauses 95 to 101; Schedules

 

15 and 16; Clauses 102 to 110; Schedule 17; Clauses 111 to 143; Schedule

 

18; Clause 144; Schedule 19; Clauses 145 to 179; Schedule 20; Clauses 180

 

to 182; Schedule 21; Clauses 183 and 184; Schedule 22; Clauses 185 to 189;

 

Schedule 23; Clauses 190 and 191; Schedule 24; Clauses 192 and 193;

 

Schedule 25; Clauses 194 to 198; Schedules 26 and 27; Clauses 199 to 201;

 

Schedule 28; Clauses 202 to 205; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 7 July.

 


 
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