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 Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 7th February 1974

The Government published their proposals in "Equal Opportunities for Men and Women". The House will be interested to know that we received comments on the proposals from about 300 organisations and more than 1,000 individuals. There has therefore been a widespread response to the request that there should be a public debate on this matter and that views should be formulated. It is unfair to accuse my right hon. Friend of deceit. He will be introducing a Bill directly Parliament resumes.