§ Mr. Alan Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment, pursuant to his answer of 7 March,Official Report, column 143, if he will identify the six employer associations which, in the consultation process, expressed a view in favour of exempting small firms from the requirement not to discriminate against disabled employees and the three employer associations which were against this.
§ Miss Widdecombe
No. As I made clear in my answer of 7 March 1995, it is not our policy to publish particular responses to the consultation and this includes identifying the views that particular organisations expressed in those responses.