HC Deb 22 April 1941 vol 371 c26
54. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister without Portfolio whether, with a view to establishing increased purchasing power for the post-war period, the Government will consider incorporating, as a part of their reconstruction plans, some method of treating women equally with men for services rendered in their respective employments?

The Minister without Portfolio (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)

I have noted my hon. Friend's suggestion.

Mr. De la Bère

Will the right hon. Gentleman appreciate the importance of increased purchasing power after the war?

Mr. Greenwood

Indeed, and a lot of the other implications in the Question.

Dr. Edith Summerskill

Can my right hon. Friend say whether he has formulated any policy yet with regard to the more equitable treatment of women in industry and the Civil Services under postwar conditions?

Mr. Greenwood

That is not a matter for me at this stage.