This form asks you to provide information from which your perceived religious affiliation can be determined. The following explains why we are fairemployers. We do not discriminate on the grounds of religious belief, political opinion, gender, race, disability, or age. We practise equality of opportunity in employment. Most important of all we operate the merit principle; ie. we select the best person for the job or promotion or opportunityin employment. To do this we need to monitor the perceived religious affiliation of our employees and job applicants. Unless we get this informationwe cannot show openly that we are fair employers. Therefore we are asking you to help us by indicating the community to which you belong. Theinformation that you are asked to supply will be treated in the strictest confidence and protected from misuse. It will be used only for the purpose ofmonitoring our equality of opportunity in employment policies. The terms of the above information are as recommended by the Government.