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Equal Pay

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what response he has had to his inquiries of parties to collective agreements which disclosed inadequate progress towards equal pay by 29th December 1975.

I have received substantive replies to about two-thirds of my letters and I am considering what further action to take. The replies received indicate that the letters have served as a useful reminder to a number of industries of the need to remove discrimination from their agreements by the end of this year and that in others substantial progress towards equal pay is being achieved.