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Equal Pay Act

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many women he estimates will be affected by the Equal Pay Act.

I am sorry that it is not possible to estimate the number of women who will be affected by the Equal Pay Act.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on his expenditure on publicising the Equal Pay Act and the steps that have been taken in this regard.

To date I have spent the sum of £71,400 on publicising the Act —£67,110 on advertising in the Press and

Cost to the Government
EventDateLocation£
Sixth Annual Conference and Exposition on Offshore TechnologyMay 1974Houston, U.S.A.36,800
European Exhibition for Petroleum TechnologyMay 1974Amsterdam, Holland19,000
Offshore North Sea Oil and Gas Exploitation ExhibitionSeptember 1974Stavanger, Norway33,300
Offshore InternationalOctober 1974London20,500

£4,290 on explanatory leaflets. I have it in mind to arrange further publicity, paid and unpaid, and directed at both employees and employers, before the Act comes into force at the end of this year.