HC Deb 21 April 1983 vol 41 c170W
Q26. Mr. Clinton Davis

asked the Prime Minister if she will ensure that in the development of Her Majesty's Government's policy towards the shipping industry the seafaring trade unions will be fully consulted.

The Prime Minister

The Government remain willing to consult the seafaring trade unions on policy towards the shipping industry. The National Union of Seamen has however withdrawn from discussions with the Minister responsible and from working groups set up by the Department of Trade.