§ Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the report on equal pay by the Office of Manpower Economics to be published.
§ Mr. Maurice Macmillan
The Report is published today. I am sure that it will be of considerable interest to all concerned with the implementation of equal pay. I am writing to the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress to seek their views on a possible order under Section 9(2) of the Equal Pay Act, 1970, in the light of the Report's findings. In addition, I propose to take steps shortly to remind employers and unions of their obligations under the Act.
§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he is taking to encourage Remploy to pay equal pay to women for equal work.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
No encouragement is needed. Remploy is well aware76W recent convenient date; and how these figures compare with the figures for 1950, 1955 and 1960, respectively.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
The number of registered dock workers employed in these ports on the relative dates is as follows:
of the need to move progressively towards equal pay.