§ 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.