HC Deb 18 March 1980 vol 981 c174W
27. Mr. Latham

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the response to his latest consultation paper on industrial relations matters.

Mr. Mayhew

My right hon. Friend has received representations from a number of organisations, including the TUC and CBI, on the consultation paper on trade union immunities published on 19 February. The period of consultation comes to an end on Friday. We shall be considering all representations before drawing up an appropriate amendment to the Employment Bill.

36. Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what consultations he is having with the Trades Union Congress and the Confederation of British Industry about the long-term improvement of industrial relations.

Mr. Mayhew

I have had a number of discussions with both the TUC and the CBI about improving industrial relations, in the context of consultations about the Employment Bill.