§ Mr. English
asked the Minister of Labour, in view of Her Majesty's Government's policy of encouraging a higher level of employment among women, whether he will accept the recommendation of the National Union of Students' report on Women and Higher Education that his Department and the National Economic Development Council should review the present employment pattern of women and its relevance to education and training.
§ Mr. Gunter
My Department is already in close touch with the National Economic Development Council about manpower policies necessary for the implementation of the National Plan. One of these policies is directed towards facilitating the employment of more women8W who may wish to enter, or return to gainful employment and to encourage their employment in the most productive manner possible.