HC Deb 24 January 1983 vol 35 c271W
Mr. Alton

asked the Prime Minister when the Government intend to implement the European Community directive 7/79 on equal opportunities.

The Prime Minister

In the Social Security Act 1980 we have already paved the way for implementation of the EC directive on equal treatment in social security matters. The intention is to enable women to claim supplementary benefit and family income supplement for their families on the same terms as men. There are also a number of changes to be made to introduce similar treatment for men and women claiming contributory benefits. These changes shall be completed by November 1984.