Amendments to Sex Discrimination Act 1975

Scope and Content

In 1981 the Government asked Women in Media for suggested amendments to the Bill which had become the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. Women in Media re-submitted some of the most important amendments which had failed in 1974.

Consists of:

- manuscript paper 'Amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Acts' by Women in Media

- briefing by Equal Opportunities Commission with summary of amendments, 16 Jan 1981

- proposed Feminist Legislation Action Group (FLAG) changes to Sex Discrimination Act dated 18 May 1981

- Women in Media proposals to amend Sex Discrimination Act and related proposals dated 11 Jun 1981

- copies of letters to William Whitelaw and Baroness Lockwood with copy of proposed amendments

- letters concerning the amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act

- list of representatives who attended the seminar for voluntary organisations on amendments to the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts organised by the Equal Opportunities Commission held on 1 Apr 1982

- Equal Opportunities Commission / Equal Pay Act 1970: Sex Discrimination Act 1975 / Proposals for amendment, 10pp

- typescript paper 'Amendments to the Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay Acts. A Paper submitted by Women in Media', Jun 1981

- proposed amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Equal Pay Act 1970 by Equal Opportunities Commission, Mar 1982