§ 47. Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what estimate he has made of the extent to which the objectives of the Equal Pay Act will be affected by the Government's current proposals to contain inflation.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
The Government remain committed to the achievement of full equal pay by 29th December, 1975, as required by the Act.
§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has made to the Confederation of British Industry on its attitude to the progress towards the implementation of the Equal Pay Act; and what reply he has received.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
My right hon. Friend has asked the Confederation of British Industry for its views on the need224W for an order under Section 9 (2) of the Equal Pay Act in the light of the recent report by the Office of Manpower Economics and he expects to receive its reply shortly.