HC Deb 11 February 1980 vol 978 c515W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek to ensure that contracts placed by public bodies do not include terms which insist on the employment of unionised labour.

Mr. Lawson

[pursuant to his reply, 4 February 1980, Vol. 978, c. 40–41]: Provisions of this kind are not included in contracts placed by Government Departments. As far as I am aware, the same is true of local and health authorities and nationalised industries.