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Transsexuals at work
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Transsexuals at work

THE GOVERNMENT'S Guide to the Sex Discrimination Regulations 1999 includes some "good practice" examples for accommodating a transsexual employee in the workforce, the Employment minister Margaret Hodge said.

Spirit zone's pounds 1m

THE "SPIRIT zone" of the Millennium Dome has finally met its pounds 4m budget due to a pounds 1m contribution from "Christian sources", said the Labour MP Stuart Bell, who represents the Church Commissioners.

Dyke in talks

CHRIS SMITH, the Culture Secretary, said that Greg Dyke, a Labour Party donor and a candidate to become BBC director-general, had made contact with him over the job.

Falklands cost

THE COST to the Ministry of Defence of garrisoning the Falkland Islands is pounds 70m a year, said the Armed Forces minister, Doug Henderson.

GM food risks

A DRAFT paper by the Chief Medical Officer and the Chief Scientific Adviser concluded that there is no evidence of any greater risk to human health from approved GM foods than from conventional ones, the Cabinet Office Minister, Jack Cunningham, said.