§ Mr. Parkin
asked the Minister of Labour what disputes resulting in stoppages of work are now taking place as a result of the refusal of managements to negotiate with non-manual trade unions; what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government in relation to this general problem; and what action his Department is taking to deal with in- 112W dividual manifestations of it, such as the dispute at British Nylon Spinners, Gloucester.
§ Mr. Hare
I am aware of no such stoppages other than the stoppage at Gloucester referred to by the hon. Member. Recognition of a trade union is a matter for the employer to decade. If disputes arise over this issue and I am asked to help I am always ready to do what I can to assist the parties to reach agreement. This is so in the present dispute at Gloucester.