§ Mr. Latham
asked the Prime Minister whether she will list the occasions and dates since 1 July 1981 when she has met official representatives of the Trades Union Congress at a formal meeting to discuss policy issues, excluding meetings with Civil Service unions, to discuss Whitley conditions; and whether there has been any occasion when she has refused to meet a Trades Union Congress deputation after the congress had officially requested one.
§ The Prime Minister
The information is as follows.
- 1 September: — Meeting with TUC representatives to discuss inner city policy.
- 25 November:—Meeting with TUC general secretary with representatives of the European Trades Union Confederation.
- 3 February:—Meeting of the NEDC.
I have never refused an official request from the TUC for a meeting.