§ 65. Mr. Willis
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made in meeting the request of the staffs of the Royal Bank of Scotland and the British Linen Bank that negotiating machinery be set up mutually acceptable to the banks 135W and the National Union of Bank Employees.
§ Mr. Wood
Since my right hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, South (Mr. M. Clark Hutchison) on 30th June, further discussions have taken place between the Union and the Central Council of Scottish Bank Staff's Associations with a view to the union becoming a party to the Joint Conciliation Council of the Scottish Banking Industry. The Council is expected to meet shortly to consider this subject.