HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 c193W
Mr. John Grant

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to amend the Equal Pay Act in line with proposals published by the Equal Opportunities Commission for a broader definition of equal pay in line with European Economic Community findings, for extension of the Act to give equal pay on a pro-rata basis for part-time workers and for extension of the powers of the Central Arbitration Committee to enable it to deal with indirect discrimination and other matters.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The Government have received the proposals of the Equal Opportunities Commission. They will be giving them careful consideration.