Equal Pay

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Labour – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 8th August 1966.

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Photo of Mrs Margaret McKay Mrs Margaret McKay , Wandsworth Clapham 12:00 am, 8th August 1966

asked the Minister of Labour how far his talks with the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry have advanced the implementation of equal pay for work of equal value.

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I gave on 29th July to my hon. Friend the Member for Faversham (Mr. Boston).

Photo of Mrs Margaret McKay Mrs Margaret McKay , Wandsworth Clapham

Will my right hon. Friend tell the House of his experience of willingness on the part of employers to accept the principle of equal pay, and does he anticipate their co-operation in any working party he may establish?

Photo of Mr Raymond Gunter Mr Raymond Gunter , Southwark

My hon. Friend knows of consultations already taking place with the T.U.C. and the C.B.I. We have already had a number of meetings, so their very presence at meetings indicates the co-operation of employers.