HC Deb 29 January 1981 vol 997 c474W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has given to the Equal Opportunities Commission following its recommendation that there should be 25 amendments to the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Act to block existing loopholes in the law; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Whitelaw

I have written to the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission to say that we shall, in consultation with other Government Departments, give careful consideration to the proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, but that there is little prospect of early legislation.

Proposals to amend the Equal Pay Act 1970 are a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Employment.

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