§ 42. Mr. Archie Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the operation of the Employment Act 1980; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waddington
The Employment Act 1980 came into force just over one year ago. It is still too soon to make any final judgment about its effectiveness. We have, of course, taken experience of the operation of the Employment Act so far fully into account in assessing the outcome of consultations on the Green Paper on trade union immunities.