HC Deb 08 November 1977 vol 938 cc72-3W
Q22. Mr. Thorne

asked the Prime Minister in what way he intends to encourage the development of industrial democracy in the nationalised industries, as mentioned in the Gracious Speech.

The Prime Minister

As I told the House on Thursday 3rd November, the Government have asked the chairmen of the nationalised industries to consult the unions in their industries with a view to making joint proposals for improvements in consultation and participation. They will be submitting interim reports on the progress that they have made by the end of the year. Parliament has already enacted legislation to enable an experiment in industrial democracy to take place in the Post Office on lines agreed jointly by management and unions.