7. Miss Ward
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what agreement has been reached on the expenditure involved on Departmental account to meet the equal pay award made by the London County Council.
§ Mr. H. Macmillan
I am replying to the Council agreeing to meet the extra expenditure in respect of rest centres.
May I ask my right hon. Friend if he would not consider it logical that equal pay should now be applied by all local authorities in the country in order to give equal pay to at least one section of the public employees; and I presume he would have no objection to confirming such applications to his Department for the same financial assistance?
§ Mr. Macmillan
I will do my best, but the hon. Lady will know that what is logical and what is done is not always the same thing.