§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many firms employing more than 5,000 workers each have registered procedure agreements with his Department; and, of these, how many have provisions making them legally binding on both parties.
§ Mr. Dudley Smith
265 companies, 18 nationalised industries and 48 local authorities have so far notified their procedure agreements and arrangements to my Department. Of these none has express provisions making them legally binding on both parties.