HC Deb 01 July 1937 vol 325 cc2130-1
20. Mr. Day

asked the Home Secretary his Department's policy on the principle of equal rights for men and women; and whether he proposes introducing legislation to give effect to the same?

Sir S. Hoare

The provisions of the Sex Disqualification Removal Act generally represent the Government's position on this question, and no proposals for the amendment of that Act or for any similar legislation are under consideration.

Mr. Day

Are we to understand that the Government are not in favour of the principle of equal rights for women?

Sir S. Hoare

No, Sir. I have stated that our attitude is well represented by the Sex Disqualification Removal Act, and I see no reason for further legislation.