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Equal Opportunities Commission

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 19 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the codes of practice for employers and advertisers to be published by the Equal Opportunities Commission; and if he will make a statement.

I understand that the Commission hopes to publish guidance on employment advertising practice in the near future and that an employment code of practice will follow in due course.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now take steps to make the commissioners appointed to the Equal Opportunities Commission full-time.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report the criteria used to appoint commissioners to the Equal Opportunities Commission.

My right hon. Friend has had in mind the relevance to the responsibilities of the Commission under the Sex Discrimination Act of the knowledge and experience of those appointed.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will fill the remaining vacancy on the Equal Opportunities Commission with someone committed to women's liberation; and when the vacancy will be filled.

In filling the vacancy my right hon. Friend will have in mind the relevance of the contribution which the person concerned can make to the work of the Commission in discharging its responsibilities under the Sex Discrimination Act. He hopes to make the appointment shortly.