HC Deb 10 May 1983 vol 42 c253W
5. Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he is satisfied with the operation of the Trade Union Act 1913.

Mr. Tebbit

No. The Green Paper "Democracy in Trade Unions" makes it clear that the principles underlying the Act are still valid, but that the operation of the Act is unsatisfactory in a number of aspects.