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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 Eric Forth Eric Forth , Mid Worcestershire 5:48 pm, 22nd May 1986

I speak on behalf of liberated women who are not incarcerated in all-women colleges. My right hon. and learned Friend will be undermining the serious principles of equality of opportunity for liberated and confident women who can make their own way in the world if he allows the perpetuation of an anomaly which, if it were done by men, would be castigated and criticised by everybody. Will he give me an assurance that in considering representations from his friends and his right hon. and hon. Friends he will pay equal attention to the considerations of fairness and genuine equality and not allow this anomaly to be perpetuated?