Oral Answers to Questions — Sex Equality

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th February 1974.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 7th February 1974

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that when the Leader of the House said that he would introduce a Bill on this matter in a matter of weeks few hon. Members believed that that would ever come about? Is the right hon. Gentleman further aware that the Leader of the House has been deceiving and depriving women all his life—[Interruption.] I withdraw the latter part of that question. Does the right hon. Gentleman recognise that he deceived women when he came to power, and that he is deceiving them as he goes out?