HC Deb 07 May 1973 vol 856 cc38-9W
Mrs. Doris Fisher

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what action he proposes to take in the light of the recommendation of the Ministers' deputies of the Council of Europe regarding the promotion of equitable treatment of working women.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

When the recommendation to which the hon. Member refers was adopted, my Department had already begun a detailed study of the problems encountered by women in securing equal treatment with men in the whole field of employment and training. The aim of the study is to provide a basis upon which the Government can identify the most appropriate means of discouraging undesirable discriminatory practices and of promoting equal opportunities for women in employment and training. The study is still in progress.