HC Deb 25 January 1956 vol 548 cc193-4
31. Mr. Mikardo

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what consultations he has had with the relevant trade unions about the facilities to be provided for workers in the second terminal building at London Airport.

Mr. Watkinson

I have had no direct consultation as I am in continuous touch with the organisations, such as the airline operators, who will be my tenants in Queen's Building. Consultation with the unions on facilities to be provided for employees is carried out by them as this is naturally a matter for the employers and not for me.

Mr. Mikardo

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the first terminal building is gravely deficient as regards both the conditions it supplies for certain workers and efficiency in operation; and that notwithstanding that those defects were pointed out by representative trade unions, precisely the same mistakes have been copied in the second building?

Mr. Watkinson

That is a matter which I will certainly look into.