§ 34. Mr. Brooks
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will ask the Commission on Industrial Relations to investigate collective bargaining in the motor industry.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
My right hon. Friend has already made several references to the C.I.R. concerning companies which manufacture motor-car components. Other possible references relating to industrial relations in the motor industry are under active consideration.
§ Mr. Brooks
Can my hon. Friend indicate any industry in which there is a need for more urgent investigation of collective bargaining procedures than the motor industry? Does he agree that there is a major contradiction between the demands for parity and the desire of the Donovan Commission and many others to ensure that there is more plant and workshop bargaining?
§ Mr. Walker
Certainly. I am convinced that the C.I.R. can perform a useful rôle in this sphere, and we are taking action to enable it to do so.