§ Mr. Robert McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date a claim of sectarian harassment was lodged against the Department of Agriculture and one of the Minister's private office staff; on what date the claimant was transferred out of her private office; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Sir Patrick Mayhew
The complainant raised orally allegations of sectarian harassment on 31 July 1995 and followed this up as requested in writing on 8 August 1995. A formal complaint of sectarian harassment was lodged with the Fair Employment Tribunal against the Department of Agriculture on 4 October 1995.
The complainant was told of her transfer on 28 July 1995, informed orally about her new post on 7 August 1995 and took up her new post on 10 August 1995.