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Government And Employers

Volume 929: debated on Wednesday 6 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will list the responsibilities, of whatever nature, placed upon employers by the Government since February 1974.

Responsibilities have been placed on employers under the following Acts in the employment field since February 1974. In certain instances these responsibilities have arisen under legislation enacted before February 1974 but not implemented until after that date:

  • Equal Pay Act 197.
  • Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Trade union and Labour Relations Acts 1974 and 1976
  • Employment Protection Act 1975
  • Sex Discrimination Act 1975
  • Race Relations Act 1975
Of these items, the Race Relations Act and certain provisions of the Employmet Protection Act have not yet come into force.Inquiries regarding legislation outside the employment field should be addressed to the Departments concerned.