§ 35. Mr. Kirkwood
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he is satisfied with the operation of section 1 of the Employment Act 1982 enjoining public companies to include in their annual reports a statement of their communication, consultation and involvement policy.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
The reports which have been seen so far tend to confirm previous research evidence that employee involvement arrangements in companies are very widespread and take a great variety of forms. Some reports are however disappointing and the Government will continue to encourage companies to make full use of the opportunity which section 1 offers to review and, where necessary, improve their employee involvement arrangements.