§ Mr. George Jeger
asked the Minister of Transport what directions she has given on the criteria to be used by the British Transport Docks Board to license port employers; and whether the appropriate local trade unions are consulted.
§ Mr. Swingler
None. The criteria applicable are set out in the Docks and Harbours Act, 1966, which also requires licensing authorities to consult the National Dock Labour Board, on which both sides of the industry are represented.