HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c881W
Mr. Tim Renton

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress his Department is making in its policy of promoting industrial democracy.

Mr. Booth

I have nothing to add to the statement of government policy made by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade on 5th August 1975.

Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will give details of the proposed expansion of his Department's research programme into industrial democracy, so far as this expansion will involve work in Scotland, extra jobs or spending in Scotland.

Mr. Booth

The Department's research programme, including research into industrial democracy, is designed to assist the development of Government policy for the United Kingdom as a whole. The proposed modest expansion of research into industrial democracy will not have any significant effect on employment or on Government spending in any part of the United Kingdom.