§ [Nos. 81 and 82]
§ Clause 30, page 28, leave out from beginning of line 40 to end of line 4 on page 29.
§ The Commons disagreed to this Amendment but proposed the following Amendment in lieu:
Clause 22, page 20, line 31, at end insert—
(""relevant trade union" means an independent trade union, as defined in section 30(1) of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974, which the company or companies concerned recognise for the purpose of negotiations about one or more of the matters specified in section 29(1) of that Act in relation to persons employed in the relevant undertaking, or as to which the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service has made a recommendation for such recognition under the Employment Protection Act 1975 which is operative within the meaning of section 15 of that Act;").
§ Lord BESWICK
My Lords, I beg to move that this House doth not insist on their Amendment No. 81 and doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 82 in lieu thereof. This Amendment is very largely consequential upon Amendment No. 17 and the related Amendments. The definition of "relevant trade union" was deleted, because it was thought to be unnecessary if disclosure was to be to all employees. Having agreed not to insist on Amendment No. 17, we should agree to the restoration of this definition.
§ Moved, That this House doth not insist on their Amendment No. 81 and doth agree with the Commons in their Amendment No. 82 in lieu thereof.—(Lord Beswick.)
Lord CAMPBELL of CROY
My Lords, this change is necessary, of course, because of the other changes to which we have agreed. We gave a lot of thought 670 to our definition of "employee representatives", as the noble Lord, Lord Beswick, realises, so reluctantly our work is being undone, but it is necessary that the appropriate definition should now appear in the Bill.
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.