HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 c222W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Ministry of Labour if he will take immediate action to encourage the amalgamation of the 14 car unions within the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions and so minimise demarcation quarrels; and, since 70,000 employees of the British Motor Corporation will be made idle as a result of hold-ups at other plants, if he will treat this as a matter of urgency.

Mr. Gunter

This is primarily a matter for the unions concerned, but I welcome the action taken by the Trades Union Congress and some of the unions in the engineering industry to promote amalgamations. The Trade Union (Amalgamations, &c.) Act 1964 has made it easier for unions to take this step.