HC Deb 24 January 1984 vol 52 c486W
29. Mr. David Atkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will introduce legislation to provide for no-strike agreements in public sector industries.

Mr. Gummer

The law already allows employers and trade unions to negotiate legally binding no strike agreements. In line with the Government's manifesto commitment, we intend this year to hold consultations about industrial relations in essential services.

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