International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:45 pm on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Lord West of Spithead Lord West of Spithead Labour 3:45 pm, 7th March 2019

Part of the reason why there are not more men here—this has been said already—is that the debate was unfortunately timed for a Thursday. I would have spoken, but I cannot be here at the end of the debate. On the Navy, 30 years ago I carried out a study into the employment of women at sea; it was remarkable at that stage how women were considered as nothing. I said that they should go to sea, but it still took time for that to happen.