Only a few days to go: We’re raising £25,000 to keep TheyWorkForYou running and make sure people across the UK can hold their elected representatives to account.

Donate to our crowdfunder

Equality Bill

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

Alert me about debates like this

Katja Hall: The figures compare the median earnings of full-time and part-time employees. There is nothing wrong with them. You may choose a different figure, for example, looking at only full-time or only part-time. You may choose the mean instead of the median, but there is nothing wrong with the figure itself.

As to why there has not been more progress, to know that, we need to understand the causes. As we have already discussed, they are complex—they have to do with our education system, with child care, women’s experience in the workplace and things such as flexible working.