§ Order for Second Reading read.
§ 3.59 p.m.
§ Mr. Douglas Houghton (Sowerby)
I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."
This Bill does no more than I said it would when the House gave me leave to introduce it on 9th March. I sincerely hope that the House will fulfil the pledges which it has given over the last 25 years to establish the principle of equal pay.
§ Sir Edward Boyle (Birmingham, Handsworth)
It would be a very great pity if we proceeded with the Second Reading of this Bill without a little more explanation.
§ It being Four o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.
§ Debate to be resumed upon Friday, 21st May.