§ Mr. David Watkins
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will bring forward the date on which men and women will be treated equally in satisfying the full-time work condition attached to the payment of family income supplement.
§ Mr. Newton
No. It is intended to introduce arrangements from November 1983 to enable women to satisfy the full time work conditions for family income supplement on the same basis as men, and it is not practicable to make such arrangements sooner.