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Orders of the Day — Sex Discrimination Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:48 pm on 22nd May 1986.

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Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke Paymaster General (HM Treasury), Secretary of State for Employment 5:48 pm, 22nd May 1986

I look forward to hearing those arguments, but the complexities I have described are impossible to defend. I am no longer even able to think of arguments that could be raised in defence of the present legislation.

Clause 5 repeals the Baking Industry (Hours of Work) Act 1954.