HC Deb 17 November 1966 vol 736 c184W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Labour what assurance he has sought from the trades unions that retrained people will be allowed to work at their new trades.

Mrs. Shirley Williams

The arrangements for training at Government Training Centres are, in general, the subject of agreement with both sides of industry at national level. At national level the unions co-operate and there is therefore no need to seek an assurance. In a few areas, however, there are local difficulties with trades unions over certain trades which we attempt to overcome by local discussions.