Beatrice Nancy Seear: Tape Two

Archive Unit
  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 106 8NLS/04/2
  • Dates of Creation
      Feb 1991
  • Physical Description
      1 audio cassette

Scope and Content

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.