HC Deb 02 December 1969 vol 792 c255W
Dr. Summerskill

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what action she intends to take to enforce the provisions of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act of 1919.

Mr. Dell

This Act is declaratory in its effects. Its main purpose was to remove disqualifications based on sex or marriage preventing women from holding civil or judicial offices, carrying on civil professions or vocations or being admitted to incorporated societies. It contains no enforcement provisions requiring initiative by a Minister of the Crown.