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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd June 1989.

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Photo of Mrs Teresa Gorman Mrs Teresa Gorman , Billericay 12:00 am, 22nd June 1989

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the best way to improve employment prospects for women throughout Europe is to expand the economy by the kind of measures that the Government have introduced and not to try to force employers—I stress the word "force"—to provide special facilities for women? Will she bear that in mind when considering the social charter in Madrid, which among other things calls ominously for intensification of action against employers on the implementation of equality?