HC Deb 29 February 1972 vol 832 c88W
67. Mr. William

Hamilton asked the Secretary of State for Employment on how many occasions in the last 20 months he has intervened in attempted settlements of industrial disputes.

Mr. Bryan

My officers intervened in some 1,100 disputes, in seven of which my right hon. Friend has personally met the parties.

Mr. Redmond

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many disputes his Department conciliated in 1971, and how many disputes were arbitrated.

Mr. R. Carr

My officers conciliated in 650 disputes during 1971. Seventy-six differences referred to arbitration with the consent of both parties were the subject of hearings under the provisions of the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, and other relevant legislation.