Clause 101

Part of Equality Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 9:15 am ar 25 Mehefin 2009.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions) 9:15, 25 Mehefin 2009

I will not detain the Committee too long. I am not entirely certain that this is the right time to raise the issues that I am about to raise—I am sure that you will tell me if it is not, Mr. Benton.

Before I go on, mention of outstanding women parliamentarians should not pass without referring to the Baroness Thatcher—the first female leader of a British political party. I am sure that she slipped the mind of the hon. Member for Hackney, North and Stoke Newington while she was talking about great women of the past. That omission needed to be filled in.