HC Deb 27 February 1973 vol 851 c313W
37. Mr. Hiley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many complaints of infringement of rights of trade union membership and trade union activity have been made; and how many have been settled or withdrawn after conciliation.

Mr. Chichester-Clark

In the period from 28th February 1972 to 26th January 1973, the industrial tribunals referred 366 complaints of alleged infringement of rights under Section 5 of the Industrial Relations Act to conciliation officers of my Department. Of these, 88 were settled or withdrawn after conciliation.