HC Deb 11 February 1947 vol 433 c187
56. Mr. Gammans

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to announce the Government's decision regarding equal pay for men and women in the Government service.

Mr. Dalton

I cannot yet name a date.

Mr. Gammans

In view of the fact that the Government are now employing such a large percentage of women and intend to employ more, is it not reasonable to ask that they should set an example in this matter and come to an early decision?

Mr. Dalton

This has been for a very long time in incubation and I think we are entitled to have a good look at it, particularly as it involves increased expenditure if this is acted upon. In view of what he said, I think the hon. Gentleman would be watchful against such a proceeding.