HC Deb 05 February 1985 vol 72 c485W
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.