§ Mr. Teddy Taylor
asked the Paymaster General what consideration he has now given to the consequences for public policy of the decision of the European Court of Justice on Wednesday 26 February relating to the retirement ages of women; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
I refer my hon. Friend to my reply to a private notice question from the hon. Member for Kingston-upon-Hull East (Mr. Prescott) on 27 February, at column 1067. I am actively considering whether any amendments should be made to the Sex Discrimination Bill to clarify the law and comply with the EC equal treatment directive in the light of the judgment.