HC Deb 04 August 1966 vol 733 cc664-5
16. Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will now introduce legislation to end discrimination in employment on racial grounds by management and trade unions in British industry.

Mr. Foley

If further experience shows that the existing machinery for dealing with discrimination in employment is inadequate, my right hon. Friend will be prepared to consider introducing any necessary legislation.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

I am grateful for that reply. In view of the increasing number of children of immigrants who are growing up in this country and are not content to be confined to menial jobs, and in order to avoid the sort of racial tension that there is in America, is it not essential that they be given equality of opportunity in competing for skilled jobs?

Mr. Foley

Yes, Sir.