The question is prompted by an experience I had at the free ' Working Links' job help scheme for the unemployed a few years ago. We were given a sheet of paper and told to write a typical job application letter, after which the "experts" running the course would comment on it. In mine I mentioned that I had "Christian values, am a non-smoker and non-drinker", but the experts blew a fuse and said "Noooo, you can't write that because employers simply wouldn't be interested in knowing any of that!" Is that so? I'd have thought employers would be very interested indeed to know!..