§ Mr. Nicholas Winterton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what guidance is given by his Department to the chairmen of nationalised industries about contact between employees and their local Members of Parliament about matters of national and local importance.
§ Mr. Eggar
My Department offers no advice to the chairmen of the nationalised industries for which it is responsible as to contact between their employees and Members of Parliament. Members of the boards of these industries are advised that they should abstain from controversial political activity.