HC Deb 17 December 1979 vol 976 c95W
Mr. Watson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he has any intention of reforming the Factories Act 1961 so as to allow women to work hours equal to men.

Mr. Mayhew

I have asked the Health and Safety Commission to consider such a change in the light of reactions to the report of the Equal Opportunities Commission, and to submit proposals to me. I expect to receive these proposals early in the new year.