According to today’s Independent newspaper, MPs and (gasp) Peers will challenge the new employment legislation that allows religious employers to sack gay and lesbian staff. Firstly, of course, I welcome this move. Equality should now allow exemptions at all. Secondly, having read the article it’s increasingly clear to me that I do not understand the workings of Parliament at all. This, apparently, is “secondary” legislation which would not normally be debated in The Commons. So, how many un-debated bills are passed every year and how is that decided? Maybe I should write to my MP. Do they still take constituents around The House?