§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he last met the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission; when he expects to have the next meeting; and whether at this meeting he will raise the question of the commission taking action to ensure that women are permitted to become train drivers where at the moment there is not a single female train driver.
§ Mr. Alison
My right hon. Friend last met the chairman of the Equal Opportunities Commission on 27 November 1981 and has not yet set a date for a future meeting. I am informed that British Rail has a policy of equality of opportunity for men and women, and vacancies for train drivers are open equally to members of either sex.