HC Deb 17 March 1971 vol 813 cc1599-605

(1) Where notice of a proposal to make an application to the Industrial Court under section (Application to Industrial Court for reference as to recognition of sole bargaining agent) of this Act has been given in pursuance of subsection (4) of that section, any question which—

  1. (a) in accordance with that notice would be one of the questions proposed to be referred to the Commission, or
  2. (b) on an application made in pursuance of that notice is one of the questions proposed to be so referred, or
  3. (c) is referred to the Commission on such an application, or by virtue of section 44 of this Act is included in a reference made to the Commission on such an application,
shall be a question to which this section applies.

(2) Any question to which this section applies and which falls within paragraph (b) or para graph (c) of the preceding subsection shall for the purposes of this section be taken to be pending at any time before whichever of the following events first occurs, that is to say—

  1. (a) the Industrial Court determines not to refer any question to the Commission on the application mentioned in those paragraphs;
  2. (b) a reference made to the Commission on that application is withdrawn;
  3. (c) the peroid of six months, beginning with the date on which the report of the Commission on such a reference is transmitted to the Industrial Court, expires.

(3) A question to which this section applies, and which falls within paragraph (a) but neither within paragraph (b) nor within paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of this section, shall for the purposes of this section be taken to be pending at any time before such date as may be certified by the Secretary of State to be either—

  1. (a) the date on which agreement was reached as to the matters to which the proposed application would have related, or
  2. (b) the date on which, whether in consequence of a refusal of his offer of advice and assistance or otherwise, it became apparent that no such agreement was likely to be reached without an application to the Industrial Court.

(4) At any time when a question to which this section applies is pending in accordance with subsection (2) or subsection (3) of this section it shall be an unfair industrial practice—

  1. (a) for an employer directly concerned in a dispute relating to that question to institute, carry on, organise, procure or finance a lock-out in furtherance of that dispute, or to threaten to do so, or
  2. (b) for any person (including any trade union or other organisation of workers or any official of a trade union or of such an organisation) to call, organise, procure or finance a strike, or organise, procure or finance any irregular industrial action short of a strike, in furtherance of such a dispute, or to threaten to do so.—[Mr. R. Carr.]

Brought up, and read the first time.

Question put, That the Clause be added to the Bill:—

The House divided: Ayes 280, Noes 240.

Division No. 256.] AYES [12.20 a.m.
Adley, Robert Fookcs, Miss Janet MacArthur, Ian
Alison, Michael (Barkston Ash) Fortescue, Tim McCrindle, R. A.
Allsson, James (Hemel Hempstead) Foster, Sir John McLaren, Martin
Amery, Fit. Hn. Julian Fowler, Norman Maclean, Sir Fitzroy
Archer, Jeffrey (Louth) Fox, Marcus McMaster, Stanley
Astor, John Fraser, Rt. Hn. Hugh (St'fford & Stone) Macmillan, Maurice (Farnham)
Atkins, Humphrey Fry, Peter McNair-Wilson, Michael
Awdry, Daniel Gardner, Edward McNair-Wilson, Patrick (New Forest)
Baker, Kenneth (St. Marylebone) Gibson-Watt, David Maddan, Martin
Balniel, Lord Gilmour, Ian (Norfolk, C.) Madel, David
Batsford, Brian Gilmour, Sir John (Fife, E.) Maginnis, John E.
Beamish, Col. Sir Tufton Glyn, Dr. Alan Marples, Rt Hn. Ernest
Bell, Ronald Godber, Rt. Hn. J. B. Marten, Neil
Bennett, Dr. Reginald (Gosport) Goodhart, Philip Maude, Angus
Benyon, W. Coodhew, Victor Maudling, Rt. Hn. Reginald
Berry, Hn. Anthony Gorst, John Mawby, Ray
Biffen, John Gower, Raymond Maxweil-Hyslop, R. J.
Biggs-Davison, John Gray, Hamish Meyer, Sir Anthony
Blaker, Peter Green, Alan Mills, Peter (Torrington)
Boardman, Tom (Leicester, S.W.) Grieve, Percy Mills, Stratton (Belfast, N.)
Body, Richard Griffiths, Eldon (Bury St. Edmunds) Miscampbell, Norman
Boscawen, Robert Grylls, Michael Mitchell, Lt.-Col. C. (Aberdeenshire, W)
Bossom, Sir Clive Gummer, Selwyn Mitchell, David (Basingstoke)
Boyd-Carpenter, Rt. Hn. John Gurden, Harold Moate, Roger
Braine, Bernard Hall, Miss Joan (Keighley) Molyneaux, James
Bray, Ronald Hall, John (Wycombe) Money, Ernie
Brewis, John Hail-Davis, A. G. F. Monks, Mrs. Connie
Brinton, Sir Tatton Hamilton, Michael (Salisbury) Monro, Hector
Brocklebank-Fowler, Christopher Hannam, John (Exeter) Montgomery, Fergus
Brown, sir Edward (Bath) Harrison, Col. Sir Harwood (Eye) More, Jasper
Bryan, Paul Harvey, Sir Arthur Vera Morgan-Giles, Rear-Adm.
Buchanan-Smith, Alick (Angus, N & M) Haselhurst, Alan Morrison, Charles (Devizes)
Buck, Antony Hastings, Stephen Mudd, David
Bullus, Sir Eric Hayhoe, Barney Murton, Oscar
Butler, Adam (Bosworth) Heseltine, Michael Nabarro, Sir Gerald
Campbell, Rt. Hn. G. (Moray & Nairan) Hicks, Robert Neave, Airey
Carlisle, Mark Higgins, Terence L. Noble, Rt. Hn. Michael
Carr, Rt. Hn. Robert Hill, John E. B. (Norfolk, S.) Normanton, Tom
Chapman, Sydney Hill, James (Southampton, Test) Nott, John
Chataway, Rt. Hn. Christopher Holland, Philip Oppenheim, Mrs. Sally
Churchill, W. S. Holt, Miss Mary Osborn, John
Clark, William (Surrey, E.) Hordirn, Peter Owen, Idris (Stockport, N.)
Clarke, Kenneth (Rushcliffe) Hornby, Richard Page, John (Harrow, W.)
Clegg, Walter Hornsby-Smith, Rt. Hn. Dame Patricia Parkinson, Cecil (Enfield, W.)
Cockeram, Eric Howe, Hn. Sir Geoffrey (Reigate) Peel, John
Cooke, Robert Howell, David (Guildford) Percival, Ian
Coombs, Derek Howell, Ralph (Norfolk, N.) Peyton, Rt. Hn. John
Cooper, A. E. Hutchison, Michael Clark Pink, R, Bonner
Corfield, Rt. Hn. Frederick Iremonger, T. L. Pounder, Rafton
Corfield, Rt. Hn. Frederick Iremonger, T. L. Powell, Rt. Hn. J. Enoch
Cormack, Patrick James, David Price, David (Eastleigh)
Costain, A. P. Jcnkin, Patrick (Woodford) Proudfoot, Wilfred
Critchley, Julian Jessel, Toby Pym, Rt. Hn. Francis
Crouch, David Johnson Smith, C. (E. Grinstead) Quennell, Miss J. M.
Crowder, F. P. Jones, Arthur (Northants, S.) Raison, Timothy
Curran, Charles Jopling, Michael Ramsden, Rt. Hn. James
Dalkeith, Earl of Joseph, Rt. Hn. 8ir Keith Rawlinson, Rt. Hn. Sir Peter
d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, Sir Henry Kaberry, Sir Donald Reed, Laurance (Bolton, E.)
d'Avigdor-Goldsmid, MaJ.-Gen. Jack Kellett, Mrs. Elaine Rees, Peter (Dover)
Dean, Paul Kershaw, Anthony Rees-Davies, W. R.
Deedes, Rt. Hn. W. F. Kifedder, James Renton, Rt. Hn. Sir David
Digby, Simon Wingfield Kimball, Marcus Rhys Williams, Sir Brandon
Dixon, Piers King, Evelyn (Dorset, S.) Ridley, Hn. Nicholas
Dodds-Parker, Douglas King, Tom (Bridgwater) Ridsdale, Julian
Douglas-Home, Rt. Hn. Sir Alec Kinsey, J. R. Roberts, Michael (Cardiff, N.)
tin Cann, Rt. Hn. Edward Kirk, Peter Roberts, Wyn (Conway)
Dykes, Hugh Kitson, Timothy Rost, Peter
Eden, Sir John Knight, Mrs. Jill Russel, Sir Ronald
Edwards, Nicholas (Pembroke) Knox, David St. John-Stevas, Norman
Elliott, R. W. (N'c'tle-upon-Tyne, N.) Lambton, Antony Scott, Nicholas
Emery, Peter Lane, David Scott-Hopkins, James
Eyre, Reginald Langford-Holt, Sir John Sharples, Richard
Farr, John Legge-Bourke, Sir Harry Shaw, Michael (Sc'h'gh & Whitby)
Fenner, Mrs. Peggy Le Marchant, Spencer Shelton, William (Clapham)
Fidier, Michael Lewis, Kenneth (Rutland) Simeons, Charles
Finsberg, Geoffrey (Hampstead) Lloyd, Ian (P'tsm'th, Langstone) Sinclair, Sir George
Fisher, Nigel (Surbrton) Longden, Gilbert Skeet, T. H. H.
Fletcher-Cooke, Charles Loveridge, John Smith, Dudley (W'wick & L'mington)
Soref, Harold Thatcher, Rt. Hn. Mrs. Margaret Weatherill, Bernard
Speed, Keith Thomas, John Stradling (Monmouth) Wells, John (Maidstone)
Spence, John Thompson, Sir Richard (Croydon, S.) White, Roger (Gravesend)
Sproat, Iain Tilney, John Whitelaw, Rt. Hn. William
Stainton, Keith Trafford, Dr. Anthony Wiggin, Jerry
Stanbrook, Ivor Trew, Peter Wilkinson, John
Stewart-Smith, D. G. (Belper) Tugendhat, Christopher Wolrige-Gordon, Patrick
Stodart, Anthony (Edinburgh, W.) Turton, Rt. Hn. R. H. Wood, Rt. Hn. Richard
Stoddart-Scott, Col. Sir M. Vaughan, Dr. Gerard Woodhouse, Hn. Chdistopher
Stokes, John Vickers, Dame Joan Woodnutt, Mark
Stuttaford, Dr. Tom Waddington, David Worsley, Marcus
Sutcliffe, John Walder, David (Clitheroe) Wylie, Rt. Hn. N. R.
Tapsell, Peter Walker, Rt. Hn. Peter (Worcester) Younger, Hn. George
Taylor, Sir Charles (Eastbourne) Walker-Smith, Rt. Hn. Sir Derek
Taylor, Frank (Moss Side) Wall, Patrick TELLERS FOR THE AYES:
Taylor, Robert (Croydon, N.W.) Walters, Dennis Mr. Paul Hawkins and
Tebbit, Norman Ward, Dame Irene Mr. Hugh Rossi.
Temple, John M.
Abss, Leo Driberg, Tom Kerr, Russell
Albu, Austen Duffy, A. E. P. Kinnock, Neil
Allaun, Frank (Salford, E.) Dunnett, Jack Lamond, James
Allen, Scholefield Eadie, Alex Latham, Arthur
Archer, Peter (Rowley Regis) Edwards, Robert (Bilston) Lawson, George
Armstrong, Ernest Edwards, William (Merioneth) Leadbitter, Ted
Ashton, Joe Ellis, Tom Leonard, Dick
Atkinson, Norman English, Michael Lestor, Miss Joan
Bagier, Gordon A. T. Evans, Fred Lever, Rt. Hn. Harold
Barnes, Michael Fernyhough, Rt. Hn. E. Lewis, Arthur (W. Ham N.)
Barnett, Joel Fisher, Mrs. Doris (B'ham, Ladywood) Lewis, Ron (Carlisle)
Beaney, Alan Fitch, Alan (Wigan) Lomas, Kenneth
Benn, Rt. Hn. Anthony Wedgewood Fletcher, Raymond (Ilkeston) Loughlin, Charles
Bennett, James (Glasgow, Bridgeton) Fletcher, Ted (Darlington) Lyon, Alexander W. (York)
Bidwell, Sydney Foot, Michael Lyons, Edward (Bradford, E.)
Bishop, E. S. Forrester, John Mabon, Dr. J. Dickson
Blenkinsop, Arthur Fraser, John (Norwood) McBride, Neil
Boardman, H. (Leigh) Freeson, Reginald McCartney, Hugh
Booth, Albert Galpem, Sir Myer McElhone, Frank
Bottomley, Rt. Hn. Arthur Gilbert, Dr. John Mackenzie, Gregor
Boyden, James (Bishop Auckland) Ginsburg, David Mackie, John
Bradley, Tom Gordon Walker, Rt. Hn. P. C. Maclennan, Robert
Brown, Bob (N'c'tle-upon-Tyne, W.) Gourlay, Harry McNamara, J. Kevin
Brown, Hugh D. (G'gow, Provan) Grant, George (Morpeth) MacPherson, Malcolm
Brown, Ronald (Shoreditch & F'bury) Grant, John D. (Islington, E.) Malialieu, J. P. W. (Huddersfield, E.)
Buchan, Norman Griffiths, Eddie (Brightside) Marquand, David
Buchanan, Richard (G'gow, sp'burn) Griffiths, Will (Exchange) Mason, Rt. Hn. Roy
Butler, Mrs. Joyce (Wood Green) Hamilton, James (Bothwell) Meacher, Michael
Callaghan, Rt. Hn. James Hamilton, William (Fife, W.) Mellish, Rt. Hn. Robert
Campbell, I. (Dunbartonshire, W.) Hannan, william (G'gow, Maryhill) Mendelson, John
Cant, R. B. Hardy, Peter Millan, Bruce
Carmichael, Neil Harper, Joseph Miller, Dr. M. S.
Carter-Jones, Lewis (Eccles) Harrison, Walter (Wakefield) Milne, Edward (Blyth)
Castle, Rt. Hn. Barbara Hart, Rt. Hn. Judith Molloy, William
Clarke, David (Colne Valley) Hattersley, Roy Morgan, Elystan (Cardiganshire)
Cocks, Michael (Bristol, S.) Healey, Rt. Hn. Denis Morris, Alfred (Wythenshawe)
Cohen, Stanley Heffer, Eric S. Morris, Charles R. (Openshaw)
Coleman, Donald Horam, John Morris, Rt. Hn. John (Aberavon)
Moyle, Roland
Concannon, J. D. Howell, Denis (Small Heath) Mulley Rt. Hn. Frederick
Conlan, Bernard Huckfield, Leslie Murray, Ronald King
Corbet, Mrs. Freda Hughes, Rt. Hn. Cledwyn (Anglesey) Ogden, Eric
Cox, Thomas (Wandsworth, C.) Hughes, Mark (Durham) O'Halloran, Michael
Crawshaw, Richard Hughes, Robert (Aberdeen, N.) O'Malley, Brian
Cronin, John Hughes, Roy (Newport) Oram, Bert
Crosland, Rt. Hn. Anthony Hunter, Adam Orbach, Maurice
Crossman, Rt. Hn. Richard Irvine, Rt. Hn. SirArthur(Edge Hill) Orme, Stanley
Cunningham, G. (Islington, S.W.) Janner, Greville Oswald, Thomas
Daryell, Tam Jay, Rt. Hn. Douglas Palmer, Arthur
Davidson, Arthur Jeger, Mrs. Lena (H'b' n&St. P'cras, S.) Parker, John (Dagenham)
Davies, Denzil (Llanelly) Jenkins, Hugh (Putney) Parry, Robert (Liverpool, Exchange)
Davies, G. Elfed (Rhondda, E.) Jenkins, Rt. Hn. Roy (Stechford) Pavitt, Laurie
Davies, Ifor (Gower) John, Brynmor Peart, Rt. Hn. Fred
Davis, Clinton (Hackney, C.) Johnson, Carol (Lewisham, S.) Pendry, Tom
DeaKins, Eric Johnson, James (K'ston-on-Hull, W.) Pentland, Norman
De Freitas, Rt. Hn. Sir Geoffrey Johnson, Walter (Derby, S.) Perry, Ernest G.
Delargy, H.J. Jones, Barry (Flint, E.) Prescott, John
Dell, Rt. Hn. Edmund Jones, Dan (Burnley) Price, J. T. (Westhoughton)
Dempsey, James Jones, Rt. Hn. Sir Elwyn(W. Ham, S.) Price, William (Rugby)
Doig, Peter Jones, Gwynoro (Carmarthen) Probert, Arthur
Dormand, J. D. Jones, T. Alec (Rhondda, W.) Rankin, John
Douglas, Dick (Stirlingshire, E.) Judd, Frank Reed, D. (Sedgefield)
Douglas-Mann, Bruce Kaufman, Gerald Rees, Merlyn (Leeds, S.)
Rhodes, Geoffrey Spearing, Nigel Wallace, George
Richard, Ivor Spriggs, Leslie Watkine, David
Roberts, Albert (Normanton) Stallard, A. W. Weitzman, David
Roberts, Rt. Hn. Goronwy (Caernarvon) Stewart, Rt. Hn. Michael (Fulham) Wellbeloved, James
Robertson, John (Paisley) Stoddart, David (Swindon) Wells, William (Walsall, N.)
Roderick, Caerwyn E. (Br'c'n&R'dnor) Stonehouse, Rt. Hn. John White, James (Glasgow, Pollok)
Rodgers, William (Stockton-on-Tees) Strang, Gavin Whitehead, Phillip
Roper, John Strauss, Rt. Hn. G. R. Whitlock, William
Rose, Paul B. Summerskill, Hn. Dr. Shirley Willey, Rt. Hn. Frederick
Ross, Rt. Hn. William (Kilmarnock) Swain, Thomas Williams, Alan (Swansea, W.)
Sheldon, Robert (Ashton-under-Lyne) Thomas, Rt. Hn. George (Cardiff, W.) Williams, Mrs. Shirley (Hitchin)
Shore, Rt. Hn. Peter (Stepney) Thomas, Jeffrey (Abertillery) Wilson, Alexander (Hamilton)
Short, Rt. Hn. Edward(N'c'tle-u-Tyne) Thomson, Rt. Hn. G. (Dundee, E.) Wilson, Rt. Hn. Harold (Huyton)
Short, Mrs. Renée (W'hampton, N. E.) Tinn, James Wilson, William (Coventry, S.)
Silkin, Rt. Hn. John (Deptford) Torney, Tom Woof, Robert
Silverman, Julius Tuck, Raphael
Skinner, Dennis Varley, Eric G. TELLERS FOR THE NOES:
Small, William Wainwright, Edwin Mr. William Hamling and
Smith, John (Lanarkshire, N.) Walker, Harold (Doncaster) Mr. John Golding.

Clause added to the Bill.

Further consideration of the Bill, as amended, stood adjourned.

Bill, as amended, to be further considered this day.