§ 36. Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether, in view of the Government's undertaking to phase in equal pay over not longer than seven years, she will now arrange for United Kingdom ratification of the International Labour Office Convention No. 100.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
International Labour Convention No. 100 requires Member States to promote and ensure the application of the principle of equal pay. Although my right hon. Friend is pressing forward with the necessary discussions, we are not yet in a position to ratify the Convention.