§ 33. Mr. Norman Atkinson
asked the Secretary of State for Industry, further to his reply of 12 January, Official Report, c. 1133, if he will list all the shop-floor practices to which he has referred during the past 12 months which have directly impeded productivity in the engineering industry.
§ Sir Keith Joseph
I have made many references to restrictive labour practices which damage industiy's competitiveness. Amongst these are unwarranted reservation of work for particular types of labour; insistence on unnecessary overtime; limitations on output or pace of work. But, I am sorry to say, there are many others.