HC Deb 02 December 1974 vol 882 cc361-2W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial and other contribution he in- tends to make to support International Women's Year.

Dr. Summerskill

My right hon. Friend the Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs indicated on 20th and 27th November that the Government have invited the Women's National Commission to co-ordinate the United Kingdom's activities to mark International Women's Year and have agreed to make a grant of £10,000 to the commission for this purpose. My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has no plans for the provision of separate financial assistance. The Government will of course bring forward legislation to deal with sex discrimination in the course of the year.