HC Deb 23 July 1931 vol 255 c1666
39. Mr. MANDER

asked the Home Secretary if he will consider the desirability of appointing an inter-departmental committee to consider what changes in the law would be necessary for this country to comply with an international treaty for equal rights as between the sexes?


No, Sir. The only proposals for an international treaty which I have seen do not afford any sufficient definite basis upon which a committee could usefully be invited to consider the question of changes in the law of this country.


Is not the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Home Office and the Foreign Office have given contradictory answers on the matter, and does he not think that that is a good reason for the appointment of a departmental committee in order to see which is right?


I am certain that the Home Office in this matter is not in the wrong, and I do not agree that contradictory answers have been given.