HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c15W
Mr. Rowe

asked the Paymaster General what assessment he has made of the implications for Government policy on equal pay of the recent finding of an industrial tribunal in a case brought by three speech therapists; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Lee

I assume that the cases referred to are Mrs. E. Clarkv. Bexley Health Authority (6768/86), Dr. P. Enderby v. Frenchay Health Authority (8677/86) and Miss L. Kelly-Atherton v. South Glamorgan Health Authority (5353/86).

These cases were heard together from 17–21 November; the tribunal announced on 21 November that it was dismissing them. Since the written reasons for the tribunal's decision are not yet available, I do not feel it would be appropriate for me to comment.