Women in Media Minutes

Scope and Content

Minutes date from 27 Jan to 24 Nov 1975

Particular items:

27 Jan 1975 - Abortion (Amendment) Bill; evidence to Annan Committee on broadcasting had been submitted

24 Feb 1975 - outline of how to support Birth Control Campaign given; income and expenditure for 1 Apr 1974 to 31 Mar 1975

28 Apr 1975 - Anti-Discrimination Bill

27 May 1975 - Sex Discrimination Bill going to report stage and Third Reading

30 Jun 1975 - Anti-Discrimination Bill Group renamed FLAG (Feminist Legislation Action Group)

28 Jul 1975 - Sex Discrimination Bill; Abortion film

26 Aug 1975 - retraining for newspaper journalists; Employment Protection Bill at Report Stage of the House of Lords; women newscasters (campaign for 6 years - Angela Rippon transferred from BBC2 to BBC1)

27 Oct 1975 - Michael Foot persuaded to amend Employment Protection Bill to create a fund for maternity pay; preparations for seminar 76 'A brave new world for women'

24 Nov 1975 - retraining for newspaper journalists; Birth Control Campaign and letter to 'The Times', Sheffield's group film on abortion; Advertising Standards Authority Limited