§ Q26. Mr. Andrew F. Bennett
asked the Prime Minister what steps Her Majesty's Government have taken to promote equality of opportunity for women since May 1979.
§ The Prime Minister
We are firmly committed to improving the position of women in society, and we have continued to support the Equal Opportunities Commission, which has a statutory duty to promote equality of opportunity between men and women.
Percent Increases* Gross Domestic Product† Current Prices Gross Domestic Product‡[...] Constant Prices GDP Deflator¶ Imports of Goods and Services Constant Prices 1970 Q2-1974 Q1 67 12 49 31 1974 Q1-1979 Q2 130 10 111 14 1979 Q2-1982 Q2 38 -4 42 neg. 1970–1981 380 16 316 42