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Equal Pay Bill

Volume 526: debated on Friday 9 April 1954

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Order for Second Reading read.

3.59 p.m.

I beg to move, "That the Bill be now read a Second time."

This Bill does no more than I said it would when the House gave me leave to introduce it on 9th March. I sincerely hope that the House will fulfil the pledges which it has given over the last 25 years to establish the principle of equal pay.

It would be a very great pity if we proceeded with the Second Reading of this Bill without a little more explanation.

It being Four o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Debate to be resumed upon Friday, 21st May.