§ Mr. John Grant
asked the Secretary of State for Employment on how many occasions since May 1979 the tripartite steering group on job satisfaction has met; when it will next meet; if he will make a statement about its future programme of work; and if he will list the agenda items for its last meeting and for its next meeting.
§ Mr. Alison
Since May 1979 the tripartite steering group on job satisfaction has met on seven occasions and it will next meet on 15 July 1982. The agenda items for its last meeting were the progress report of the director of the WRU, the draft 1981 annual report to the Secretary of466W State for Employment and the draft WRU booklet "Meeting the Challenge of Change". Agenda items for its next meeting will be broadly the same.
As to its future programme, the tripartite steering group will continue to advise my right hon. Friend on the work of the work research unit and monitor the unit's performance. There will be continued emphasis on the practical application of knowledge gained about job structure, work organisation and processes of change, with particular reference to new technology and greenfield sites.