§ Ms. Richardson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment which organisations have submitted to him objections to the draft Equal Pay (Amendment) Regulations.292W
§ Mr. Alan Clark
A consultative draft of the regulations was published in February on which we received comments from the following organisations:—
- Equal Opportunities Commission.
- Scottish TUC.
- Association of British Chambers of Commerce.
- Association of County Councils.
- Association of Metropolitan Authorities.
- Association of Professional, Executive, Clerical and Computer Staff (APEX).
- Association of Women Solicitors.
- Birmingham Chamber of Industry and Commerce.
- British Carpet Manufacturers' Association Ltd.
- British Clothing Industry Association Ltd.
- British Federation of University Women.
- British Youth Council.
- City Women's Network.
- Conservative Women's National Committee.
- Council on Tribunals.
- Educational Institute of Scotland.
- Engineering Employers' Federation.
- Equal Pay and Opportunity Campaign.
- Fawcett Society.
- Greater London Council.
- Greater London Employers' Secretariat.
- Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers.
- Institute of Personnel Management.
- Knitting Industries' Federation Ltd.
- Law Society of Scotland.
- League of Jewish Women.
- Local Authorities' Conditions of Service Advisory Board.
- Low Pay Unit.
- Medical Women's Federation.
- National Association of Local Government Officers.
- National Chamber of Trade.
- National Council for Civil Liberties.
- National Council of Women of Great Britain.
- National Graphical Association.
- Rights of Women.
- Soroptomist International of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
- United Kingdom Federation of Business and Professional Women.
- A Woman's Place.
- Women in Media.
- Women's Gas Federation and Young Home Makers.
- Women's National Commission.
- Women's Technology Scheme.
On 11 May, my right hon. Friend the Member for Selby (Mr. Alison), the then Minister of State, announced that, following consultation, the Government had decided to make certain changes to the draft regulations, which were subsequently laid on 6 July.