HC Deb 04 March 1971 vol 812 c504W
66. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if, in the light of her inquiry into student unions, she will make a statement about the enforcement of a closed shop by these unions.

Mrs. Thatcher

The receipt of information from the selection of further education establishments concerned is being delayed by the postal strike, but the available returns are being analysed as fast as possible. When the returns in respect of colleges of education and universities have been received and analysed, I propose to consult the interested parties. The question of compulsory membership is one of the matters which will be considered when our information is complete.