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House of Commons


Tuesday 9 June 2009


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Equality Bill


[Third and Fourth Sittings]


Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee


Ordered, That the Order of the Committee of 2 June be amended by making the


following amendments to the table in paragraph (2)—



in the first entry for Tuesday 9 June, in the third column, at the end insert—


‘Muslim Women’s Network


Board of Deputies of British Jews’;



in the second entry for Tuesday 9 June, in the second column, leave out


‘12.30 pm’ and insert ‘1.00 pm’;



in the third entry for Tuesday 9 June, in the second column, leave out ‘6.00


pm’ and insert ‘5.00 pm’. —(The Solicitor General.)



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:


Mr Andrew Copson, Director of Educationa and Public Affairs, British Humanist Association, Mr


William Fittall, Secretary General, General Synod of the Church of England, Mr Richard


Kornicki, Parliamentary Co-ordinator, Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Maleiha Malik, Muslim


Women’s Network and Mr Jon Benjamin, Chief Executive, Board of Deputies of British Jews;


Katja Hall, Director of Employment Policy, Condfederation of British Industry, Mr Nick Starling,


Director of General Insurance and Health, Association of British Insurers, Mr Stephen Alambritis,


Chief Spokesman, Federation of Small Businesses, Dianah Worman, Diversity Adviser, Chartered


Institute of Personnel and Development, and Sarah Veale, Head of Equality and Employment


Rights, Trades Union Congress;


Vera Baird QC MP, Solicitor General, Melanie Field, Government Equalities Office, and Mr


James Maskell, Treasury Solicitor’s Department.



[Adjourned until Thursday at 9.00 am.

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