HC Deb 16 February 1993 vol 219 cc245-6
Mr. Michael Forsyth

I beg to move amendment No. 15, in page 22, line 17, leave out 'or'.

Madam Deputy Speaker

With this, it will be convenient to take Government amendment No. 16.

Mr. Forsyth

These amendments were introduced in response to a valuable suggestion made by my hon. Friend the Member for Teignbridge (Mr. Nicholls) and were welcomed on both sides of the Committee when we debated this clause. Essentially, the amendments ensure that it is not possible to exclude someone from membership of a trade union because of his or her membership of a political party. This was welcomed on both sides of the Committee. I commend the amendment to the House.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 16, in page 22, line 19, at end insert— `(iii) a member of a political party, or'.—[Mr. Michael Forsyth.]

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