HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 cc339-40W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will ensure that any proposals which he introduces to deal with the closed shop will apply to all workers and their appropriate organisations and particularly those connected with the legal and medical professions.

Mr. Waddington

The law on the closed shop applies to all employees and their appropriate organisations covered by union membership agreements as defined by section 30 of the Trade Union and Labour Relations Act 1974 as amended in 1976.

Mr. Peter Morrison

The latest available data for the European Community (excluding Greece) are as follows: