§ 29. Mr. Arnold
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what are the criteria to be adopted for submitting disputed pay claims to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service for arbitration.
§ Mr. Booth
No such criteria have been laid down. As stated in paragraph 9 of the annex to the White Paper (Cmnd. 6151) the prior condition is that there should be agreement between unions and employers that there is a serious difficulty. Where both parties make a joint submission to the TUC and CBI the problem will be jointly examined and a determination made whether it should be submitted to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service for arbitration.