Equality Bill: day two of Lords committee stage

14 January 2010

Members of the House of Lords discussed the second day of committee stage - line by line examination - of the Equality Bill on 13 January

Clauses 10-29 were examined - covering issues including religion and belief, direct discrimination, disability discrimination, pregnancy and maternity discrimination, indirect discrimination and the duty to make adjustments for disabled people.

Detailed line by line examination of the separate parts (clauses and schedules) of the Bill takes place during committee stage. Any Member of the Lords can take part.

Every clause of the Bill has to be agreed to and votes on the amendments (proposals for change) can take place.

All proposed amendments can be discussed and there is no time limit – or guillotine - on discussion of amendments.

The third day of committee stage takes place on 19 January.

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