HC Deb 25 October 1993 vol 230 cc456-7W
Mr. Marlow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to amend the criminal law to eliminate any instances of unequal treatment between men and women.

Mr. Maclean

There are no general plans to amend the few areas of the criminal law in which there are differences in the way that men and women are treated. We are, however, reviewing the law relating to anonymity in cases involving sexual offences which in practice, although not in principle, may affect men differently from women.