Oral Answers to Questions — Equal Pay (Royal Commission)

– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th December 1945.

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Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby 12:00 am, 17th December 1945

asked the Prime Minister when it is anticipated that the Report of the Royal Commission on Equal Pay will be forthcoming.

Photo of Mr Frank Beswick Mr Frank Beswick , Uxbridge

asked the Prime Minister if, as announced, the policy of the Government with regard to pay of women in industry is to be based on the findings of the Royal Commission considering that matter, he will suggest to the Commission that they endeavour to make a Report in the near future.

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I am informed that the Royal Commission cannot yet name a date when their Report will be ready. The Government are not, of course, committed in advance to accepting the Commission's findings.

Photo of Mr William Brown Mr William Brown , Rugby

May I ask whether, without establishing any precedent, we might ask this Royal Commission to put a jerk in it?

Photo of Mr Clement Attlee Mr Clement Attlee , Stepney Limehouse

I hope they will report as soon as they can.