38. Mrs. Butler
asked the Minister of Labour what representations have been made to him about the need for amend- 1348 ing legislation in regard to the employment of women after childbirth; and from which organisations they came.
§ Mr. Hare
In March, 1961, the Trades Union Congress asked for provision to be made in the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Bill, prohibiting the employment of women for seven weeks after childbirth.
§ Dame Irene Ward
Will my right hon. Friend accept the suggestion that, since a Bill which takes a great deal of understanding is likely to cause some concern, it would be more helpful if women Members on both sides of the House were consulted before it was introduced?