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Sex Discrimination

Volume 26: debated on Tuesday 29 June 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider seeking to amend section 29 of the Sex Discrimination Act in order to make it unlawful for mixed clubs to discriminate against members of one sex.

We are already considering such an amendment, which has been put to us, together with several other proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and the Equal Pay Act 1970, by the Equal Opportunities Commission; but we cannot say when it might be possible to introduce legislation which would take account of any of these proposals.