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Orders of the Day — Sex Discrimination Bill [Lords]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:30 pm on 22nd May 1986.

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Photo of Mr Gerry Bermingham Mr Gerry Bermingham , St Helens South 9:30 pm, 22nd May 1986

Does the Minister not agree that in a society which has between 4 million and 5 million people looking for work, often the employers are in a better bargaining position to enforce changes of hours? Therefore, the employee will be in a worse position, because he will know that 10 or 15 people want his job and that one of them will get it if he seeks to stand up for his existing rights.