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Employment Protection Act

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proposals he has to amend the Employment Protection Act with particular reference to the maternity provisions; and when he expects to introduce them.

The Government's proposals for amendment of the Employment Protection Act are contained in a set of working papers published on 25 September. Some of the proposals relate to the maternity provisions. Consultations are proceeding on the working papers, and it is hoped to publish a Bill at an early date.