HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 c215W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he intends to take to ensure that the shake out of labour expected as a result of Her Majesty's Government's deflationary policy is not frustrated by an extension of short-time working.

Mr. Gunter

I would expect any employers who may be faced with a choice between discharging workers or reducing hours of work to continue to make their own judgments, in consultation where appropriate with workers' representatives.