HC Deb 10 July 1969 vol 786 cc290-1W
Mr. Winnick

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she will have consultation with the appropriate organisations about those companies that refuse to recognise trade unions.

Mrs. Castle

Recognition of trade unions is one of the matters on which, as my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister announced on 19th June, consultations with the T.U.C., C.B.I. and other organisations concerned are continuing with a view to legislation in the next session of Parliament. I would also remind my hon. Friend that recognition issues fall within the terms of reference of the Commission on Industrial Relations, and two of the first three references now before the Commission are concerned with recognition.—[Vol. 785, c. 701.]