§ Mr. Ogden
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she is satisfied that the undertakings given to her Department by the management of Associated Electrical Industries/General Electric Company/English Electric Company in regard to their programme of reorganisation and its effects upon redundancy and redeployment, have been carried out; and if she will make a statement.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
My officers are in close touch with the company regarding all proposals for re-organisation which will affect employment. The company set up a joint consultative council last September for the purpose of discussing redundancy problems with trade union representatives at national level and I am assured that every effort is being made to see that the general arrangements for consultation throughout the company are in line with the recommendations in our booklet "Dealing with Redundancies".