HC Deb 04 February 1971 vol 810 cc443-4W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is aware that in March the Trades Union Congress is to hold a conference of all trade union leaders to discuss the Government's Industrial Relations Bill; and Gazette show average earnings in these areas were below the national average.

The estimated average gross weekly earnings of full-time adults were:

whether he will seek an invitation from the Trades Union Congress General Council to address this conference on this Bill.

Mr. Dudley Smith

My right hon. Friend would of course seriously consider any invitation from the Trades Union Congress to address this Conference