Amendments to Sexual Discrimination Bill 1975

Scope and Content

Note by Tamar Karet explains that this file contains notes on amendments suggested to sympathetic MPs on the House of Commons Select Committee on the Sex Discrimination Bill in 1974. Tamar Karet and Mary McCurrie, plus other members from Women in Media and Women's Rights Campaign, worked together to research the precise wording of the necessary amendments and the back-up arguments to be presented with amendments. The Sex Discrimination Act came into force on 29 Dec 1975.

Consists of:

- Tamar Karet's note to researchers re amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975

- correspondence with Baronesses Vickers and Summerskill relating to Employment Protection Bill's provisions for maternity pay

- recommendations for Anti-Discrimination Legislation by Women in Media

- workings for clause by clause amendments with manuscript notes about whether they passed or failed

Publications:

- Sex Discrimination Bill, to render unlawful certain kinds of sex discrimination and discrimination on the ground of marriage....', London : HMSO, 1975 (2 working copies of Mary McCurrie)