§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether she will seek powers to end sex-discrimination in the appointment of principals and staff of educational establishments, in particular where applications have been invited from men and women.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
While I deplore discrimination in choosing between equally well-qualified men and women, I do not consider that legislation is necessary or36W would be appropriate. I am making inquiries into the case about which the hon. Member has written to me.