§ Mr. O'Halloran
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions he has had with the trade unions for the building industry regarding the employment of lump labour; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Channon
On 2nd April my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Department of Employment, and I met the TUC Construction Industry Committee to discuss various problems facing the industry, including labour-only sub-contracting. We shall be discussing these matters further with both sides of the industry.