HC Deb 16 July 1970 vol 803 c1716
31. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what consultations he had with the General Council of the Trades Union Congress since 19th June; to what extent he discussed his proposed Industrial Relations Bill; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. R. Carr

I have nothing to add to my reply to the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. William Hamilton) on 9th July.—[Vol. 803, c. 79.]

Mr. Hamilton

Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that, when he meets the General Secretary of the T.U.C. he will congratulate him on the sterling work he is doing to resolve official and unofficial strikes and that he will not introduce legislation which has proved to be a nonsense in other countries in which it is operating?

Mr. Carr

On the last part of the supplementary question, we shall be putting forward proposals for a framework for the more orderly conduct of industrial relations and they must be judged on their merits. On the first part, I have frequently, both from the benches opposite and from this side of the House, paid tribute to the work of Mr. Victor Feather.