§ Mr. Bidwell
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will consider proposing legislation to extend to Northern Ireland the Employment Protection Act, the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Act and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act.
§ Mr. Moyle
Provisions corresponding to many of the provisions of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 as amended by the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Act 1976 and of the Employment Protection Act 1975 are contained in the Draft Industrial Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1976 which Parliament has already approved. Further legislation bringing the law of Northern Ireland more fully into line with those acts and legislation corresponding to the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 is now being prepared.