HC Deb 23 February 1983 vol 37 c468W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what representations he has received regarding the prevention of strikes in essential public services; and what is Her Majesty's Government's policy on this matter.

Mr. Gummer

The Government have received a considerable number of representations on the question of strikes in essential services and is considering these very carefully. We shall not hesitate to take any measures that we are convinced would be both effective and beneficial.