HL Deb 01 July 1997 vol 581 cc13-4WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

With reference to the statement in the Labour Party manifesto that one of the underlying causes of inflation, of low growth and of unemployment is "too little sense of common purpose in the workplace or across the nation", how they intend to demonstrate that this sense has increased during their term of office.

The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Clinton-Davis)

Partnership in the workplace is a key element in stimulating a sense of common purpose, encouraging the workforce to be more committed and making British industry more competitive. The Government are already demonstrating how they intend to develop social partnership at all levels—for example, by signing the Social Chapter and introducing basic minimum standards and by promoting a spread of ownership and the concepts of employee share ownership plans and co-operatives.

What are the key performance targets for the Public Record Office executive agency for 1997–98.

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg)

The following table sets out the key performance targets that I have set for the Public Record Office for 1997–98.