Employment Equality Bill, 1997: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an Act to make further provision for the promotion of equality between employed persons; to make further provision with respect to discrimination in, and in connection with, employment, vocational training and membership of certain bodies; to make further provision in connection with Council Directive No. 75/117/EEC on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to the application of the principle of equal pay for men and women and Council Directive No. 76/207/EEC on the implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women as regards access to employment, vocational training and promotion, and working conditions; to make further provision with respect to harassment in employment and in the workplace; to change the name and constitution of the Employment Equality Agency and provide for the administration by that body of various matters pertaining to this Act; to establish procedures for the investigation and remedying of various matters arising under this Act; to repeal the Anti-Discrimination (Pay) Act, 1974, and the Employment Equality Act, 1977 and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."

Question put and agreed to.