HC Deb 15 January 1980 vol 976 c711W
26. Mr. Nicholas Baker

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's policy in the negotiation of contracts with civilian third parties in relation to the imposition of the closed shop and use of non-union labour.

Mr. Hayhoe

The Ministry of Defence imposes no conditions in any of its contracts regarding the closed shop or use of non-union labour. All contracts do, however, contain a fair wages condition which, inter alia, requires that a contractor shall recognise the freedom of his work people to be members of trade unions