§ 35. Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he intends to implement the findings set out in paragraph 893 of the Royal Commission on Trade Unions and Employers' Associations 1965–68, namely, that the protection of Section 3 of the Trades Disputes Act, 1906, be extended to cover all contracts.
§ Mr. Bryan
The Industrial Relations Bill is framed to give effect to the recommendation of the Donovan Commission that protection from legal action in tort for inducing, in the context of an industrial dispute, a breach of contract of employment should be extended to cover breaches of contract in general. The Bill makes certain kinds of secondary boycott action (in such a context) involving inducement of a breach of contract an unfair industrial practice unless done by a registered trade union or employers' association or a person acting within the scope of his authority, on behalf of a trade union or an employers' association.
§ 36. Mr. Rose
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he intends to amend the Trade Disputes Act, 1965; and in what respect.
§ Mr. Bryan
The Industrial Relations Bill provides for abolition of the 1965 Act, but the protection given by that Act from legal proceedings in tort for threatening to induce a breach of con-152W tract of employment in the context of an industrial dispute is conferred by the Bill itself.
§ 52. Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received about the need for legislation on industrial relations.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
My right hon. Friend has received a large number of representations, both before and since the publication of the Consultative Document in October supporting the principle of legislation on Industrial Relations. The Donovan Royal Commission in 1968 also recommended that an Industrial Relations Act should be passed.