HC Deb 11 December 1967 vol 756 cc12-3W
72. Mr. Iremonger

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a further statement about the National Union of Bank Employees' claims for recognition and joint negotiating machinery with the London Clearing Banks' Committee.

73. Mr. John Fraser

asked the Minister of Labour if he will now set up an inquiry into the dispute between the bank employees and the banks about recognition of the National Union of Bank Employees for negotiating purposes.

Mr. Hattersley:

My right hon. Friend hopes to see the parties to the dispute at an early date. In these circumstances I should prefer to say no more at this stage.

Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he is taking to intervene in the bank dispute to avoid a disruption of trade over the Christmas holiday period.

Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Labour if he will seek to hold discussions with the Committee of London Clearing Bankers with a view to the setting up of national negotiating machinery so that the National Union of Bank Employees may negotiate with the banks collectively on behalf of all bank staffs.

Mr. Hattersley

I would refer my hon. Friends to the reply I gave earlier today to the hon. Members for Ilford, North (Mr. Iremonger) and Norwood (Mr. John Fraser).

Industrial Training Board Date of Establishment Employees Covered (Thousands)
Agricultural, Horticultural and Forestry 15th August, 1966 500
Carpet 18th March, 1966 44
Ceramics, Glass and Mineral Products 23rd July, 1965 415
Chemical and Allied Products 9th October, 1967 500
Civil Air Transport 8th March,1967 60
Construction 21st July, 1964 1,700
Cotton and Allied Textiles 20th July 1966 200
Electricity Supply 24th June 1965 250
Engineering 23rd July, 1964 3,600
Furniture and Timber 9th December. 1965 215
Gas 24th June, 1965 120
Hotel and Catering 7th November, 1966 1,000
Iron and Steel 3rd July, 1964 327
Knitting, Lace and Net 18th March, 1966 160
Man-made Fibres Producing 23rd February, 1966 50
Petroleum 18th May, 1967 84
Road Transport 15th September, 1966 900
Rubber and Plastics Processing 9th August, 1967 250
Shipbuilding 19th November, 1964 136
Water Supply 24th June, 1965 44
Wool, Jute and Flax: Original Wool Board 29th June, 1964 200
Jute, Flax and Cordage industries included 27th April, 1966

Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Minister of Labour if he will publish the amount of annual levy collected by each industrial training board; and if he will indicate the method of levy calculation adopted by each board.

Mr. Hattersley

This information is published in the Annual Reports of industrial training boards, which are laid before Parliament in accordance with Section 8 of the Industrial Training Act.

The amount of levy collected by industrial training boards in the year ended 31st March, 1967, was as follows:

I.T.B. £
Construction 13,712,794
Electricity Supply 24,715
Engineering 76,274,935
Furniture and Timber 740,946
Gas 141,860
Iron and Steel 3,375,566
Shipbuilding 790,862
Water Supply 424,947
Wool, Jute and Flax 1,324,590
Total 96,811,215