HC Deb 09 February 1981 vol 998 c266W
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.