§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has made to the Trades Union 8W Congress on their attitude to the progress towards the implementation of the Equal Pay Act; and what reply he has received.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
My right hon. Friend has asked the Trades Union Congress for its views on the need for an order under Section 9(2) of the Equal Pay Act in the light of the recent report by the Office of Manpower Economics and he expects to receive its reply shortly.