HC Deb 25 January 1972 vol 829 c408W
Mr. Bishop

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied that the Equal Pay Act is adequate to deal with discrimination against women with regard to education, training and entry into any occupation; what action he intends to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Bryan

The Equal Pay Act provides for the equalisation of terms and conditions of employment including any on education and training, for men and women engaged on the same or broadly similar work. The Act does not come into force until 1975 and it is therefore too early to assess its effects on employment matters, but I expect it to lead to more flexible attitudes.