§ Mrs. Doris Fisher
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will take steps to ensure that employers do not avoid the full impact of the Equal Pay Act by grading posts in such a way that women's jobs receive lower grades and therefore lower pay.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
My right hon. Friend has at present no evidence that employers generally are seeking to evade the Act in this way. The report of the Office of Manpower Economics, to be published shortly, should indicate if there is a need for any action.