§ 58. Mrs. WINTRINGHAM
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the Resolution passed in the House of Commons on 5th, August, 1921, stating that the question of remuneration of women as compared with men should be reviewed within a period of three years, he will now institute this promised review before further appointments are made in which the principle of unequal pay for equal work is maintained?
§ The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Philip Snowden)
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on this subject on the 3rd July to the Noble Lady the Member for the Sutton Division of Plymouth, of which I am sending her a copy.
§ Mrs. WINTRINGHAM
Does that answer mean that the Resolution passed on 5th August, 1921, by this House is not going to be honoured?
§ Mr. SNOWDEN
The reply given to the Noble Lady was to the effect that that Resolution was being honoured. If the hon. Member will refer to that Resolution she will see that the House at that time declined to commit itself, because of the financial position of the country. It was to be reviewed three years later. That review has taken place, and the Government feel that the financial position of the country is still such as not to enable them to carry the Resolution into effect.