§ Mrs. Millie Miller
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is satisfied that the aims of the United Nations International Decade for Women are being met in the fields of employment and training for which his Department has responsibility.
§ Mr. John Grant
Yes. In the fields of employment and training within the Secretary of State's responsibility the aims of the United Nations International Decade for Women are being met as follows by (i) the provisions of the Sex Discrimination Act, the Equal Pay Act and the Employment Protection Act (Maternity Leave Provisions); (ii) the functions of the Department's Research and Planning and Statistics Division; (iii) the Training Service Agency's initiatives in the Women's training field, in particular its programme as described in "Training Opportunities for Women"; (iv) the activities of the Employment Service Agency; (v) the activities of the Equal Opportunities Commission.