HL Deb 22 January 1998 vol 584 c266WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that the Labour Relations Agency in Northern Ireland has followed agreed procedures in attempting to resolve its current dispute with the Northern Ireland Public Service Alliance. [HL54]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)

The appropriate procedure to be invoked has itself been a dimension of this dispute. Management is seeking discussions with staff representatives on how, in such circumstances, all the issues in the dispute can be independently adjudicated.