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Equality Bill

Part of the debate – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:31 am on 9th June 2009.

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Photo of Evan Harris Evan Harris Shadow Science Minister 11:31 am, 9th June 2009

So you do not think that they would be effective? What evidence can you cite that the existing law, and/or the practices of leadership programmes about which you have talked have made a significant difference to reducing the pay gap? It may have kept it the same—it has not got wider thanks to all these little initiatives—but what evidence can you cite me, with a reference, that suggests that our existing legislation is dealing with the problem of the last 40 years?