§ Lord Brockway
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What decision the European Court of Justice made on a complaint that the Equal Pay Act does not require employers to agree to job evaluation and what action they propose to take arising from such a decision.
The Minister of State, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (Earl Ferrers)
The European Court has concluded that the provisions of the Equal Pay Act 1970 on equal pay for work of equal value do not fully comply with the EEC's Equal Pay Directive. The Government will now study the terms of the judgment and consider what action is necessary to ensure that we meet our treaty obligations.