§ Q5. Mr. James Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister what recent proposals for settling industrial disputes have been put to him by the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress; what reply he has sent to them; and if he will make a statement.
§ Q12. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Prime Minister what formal meetings he 170W has now arranged with the Confederation of British Industry and the Trades Union Congress jointly in July and subsequently to discuss mutually acceptable ways of combating inflation.
§ Q14. Mr. Atkinson
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the progress of his discussions with representatives of the Confederation of British Industry concerning the future of the wages negotiations conciliation scheme.
§ The Prime Minister
Following the meetings which I had with them, the CBI and the TUC began to discuss yesterday their respective proposals for possible new arrangements to help resolve disputes. At an appropriate time the Government will join these discussions.