HC Deb 06 November 1969 vol 790 cc156-7W
28. Mr. St. John-Stevas

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will make a statement of Government policy towards those who have a conscientious objection to joining a trade union.

Mrs. Castle

The Government's policy is that before agreeing to a closed shop employers should seek to obtain suitable protection for people who refuse to join trade unions on conscientious grounds.