§ 53. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has received a letter of 17th May sent to him by the Scottish Housewives Association making representations about the small number of women appointed to the Economic Planning Committee of Scotland, the Scottish Development Consultative Council and the Scottish Tourist Board; what reply he has sent; what plans he has to rectify this sex inequality; and when those plans will be implemented.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
I refer to the reply given yesterday by my right hon. Friend to the hon. Members for Angus, North and Mearns (Mr. Buchanan-Smith) and Edinburgh, South (Mr. Clark Hutchinson).—[Vol. 766 c. 32.]
§ Mr. Hughes
Does the Minister realise that this is of great importance to a large section of the population of Scotland, particularly the women, and will he make some audible reply to my question?