HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 c413

Amendment proposed: No. 5, in page 3, line 37, after 'section', insert and to section (Special provisons for approval of closed shop agreement) of this Act.'—[Mr. R. Carr.]

Question put, That the Amendment be made:—

The House divided: Ayes, 292, Noes 139.

[For Division List 278 see col. 459.]

Further Amendments made:

No. 8, in page 4, line 46, at end insert— (4A) For the purposes of subsection (2)(a)of this section an employer, or a person acting on behalf of an employer, shall not be regarded as preventing or deterring a worker from exercising the rights conferred on the worker by subsection (1)(b) of this section by reason only that (without any suggestion of reward for compliance or penalty of noncompliance) he seeks to encourage the worker to join a trade union which the employer recognises as having negotiating rights in respect of him.

No. 9, in page 5, line 12, after '(2)', insert '(4A)'.—[Mr. R. Carr.]

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