§ 55. Mr. Patrick McNair-Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what consultations she has had with the Trades Union Congress about industrial unrest following the Prime Minister's meeting with its General Council on 22nd October.
§ Mrs. Castle
I have had no such general consultations during the last few weeks. My Department is, of course, in constant touch with the T.U.C. over serious disputes, and consultations are continuing about the proposed Industrial Relations Bill.
§ 66. Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity what powers she proposes, in drafting her new Industrial Relations Bill, to give employers to reduce the number of unions they recognise.
§ 67. Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, in view of the current talks with the Confederation of British Industry and other interested organisations, whether she will publish a further White Paper before publishing her new Industrial Relations Bill.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I have nothing to add to my right hon. Friend's reply to the Question from the hon. Member for Harrow, West (Mr. John Page) on 22nd October.—[Vol. 788, c. 249.]