HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c231W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will give details of the number of occasions and for what subjects he has invoked the Industrial Relations Act since its inception.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

The application made to the Industrial Court on Wednesday, 19th April in respect of the railways dispute, for a restraint order under Section 138(1) of the Industrial Relations Act, 1971, is the only occasion to date on which the Act has been invoked either by my right hon. Friend or his predecessor.

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