Seear's research for Department of Employment re Equal Pay Act of 1975. Recalls attempts of Joyce Butler MP to legislate against discrimination. Feb 1972: Equal Opportunities Bill failed to make it to statute book. Criticism of Seear by Edith Summerskill; wrecking amendment by Baroness Sharp. Seear's efforts in House of Lords: Lords Select Committee - Sex Discrimination Act of 1975 (Sex Discrimination Number Two Bill); Equal Opportunities Commission established. Role of European Community: creation of Women's Bureau in Brussels. Cites case of Belinda Price and Council of Civil Liberties. Equal opportunities studies financed by German Marshall Fund: research into banking with Margery Povall - American, British and French; Evelyne Sullerot. National Westminster Bank and Credit du Nord. Results at European Bankers' Conference at Knocke, 1982: contract compliance. Need for enforcement body; Women In Banking established by Povall. End of interview.
Beatrice Nancy Seear: Tape Two
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- ReferenceGB 106 8NLS/04/2
- Dates of CreationFeb 1991
- Physical Description1 audio cassette