HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c207W
84. Mr. Madel

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has to improve industrial relations in 1990; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Nicholls

My Department's aims include promoting a positive environment for work, in which industrial relations continue to improve. We shall continue to promote good practices, such as those connected with employee involvement described in the recently published booklet "People and Companies", and to review and reform industrial relations and trade union legislation as necessary to establish a fair balance under the law. We shall also continue to support the independent Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, which is charged with the general duty of promoting the improvement of industrial relations.