HC Deb 26 June 1997 vol 296 c639W
34. Mr. McNulty

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the outcome of the recent International Labour Organisation conference. [4126]

Mr. Andrew Smith

This year's International Labour conference was a successful event in which the UK played a positive and constructive part. When I addressed the conference, I set out the Government's commitment to the promotion of basic labour standards and our support for the ILO Director-General's vision of universal respect for fundamental human rights in the workplace. There was unanimous approval of my announcement concerning the restoration of trade union rights at GCHQ.