§ Mr. Mikardo
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs if he will list the proposed Orders under the Prices and Incomes Act 1966 which he has submitted to, but which have not been approved by, the Trades Union Congress.
§ Mr. Frederick Lee
There is a statutory requirement to consult organisations representing employers and employees only in respect of orders made under Sections62W 4 and 6 of the 1966 Act. However, both the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry have in practice been consulted both on the general orders made under the Act and those affecting particular cases. In neither case have the T.U.C. objected to the proposed orders, although they have expressed regret in general terms at the need for statutory powers in this field.