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Sex Discrimination

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what representations his Department has received since 1977 calling for the amendment of section 51 of the Sex Discrimination Act;(2) what representations his Department has received since 1977 calling for the repeal of section 51 of the Sex Discrimination Act.

In 1986 the Equal Opportunities Commission published a consultative document "Legislating for Change?" which identified the possible need for amendment to section 51. The commission has recently completed consideration of the responses and we expect to receive its proposals for amending the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 in the early part of 1988.