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Skyways Limited (Workers' Representations)

Volume 465: debated on Monday 23 May 1949

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asked the Prime Minister if he is prepared to receive representations from workpeople affected by Ministerial decisions, employed by Messrs. Skyways Limited, at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey who have been refused any chance of putting their point of view against a Government decision that they should be moved from Dunsfold Aerodrome; and can he now extend to these workpeople through their duly recognised negotiating machinery the same facilities for consultation as are normally extended to workpeople organised by unions affiliated to the Trades Union Congress.

No. For the reasons given by my right hon. Friend, the Minister of Town and Country Planning, for not receiving a deputation I could not undertake to receive representations in this matter. With regard to the second part of the Question, the work-people employed by Skyways Limited, whether members of trade unions affiliated or not affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, have the same facilities for consultation on matters affecting their interests through the duly recognised negotiating machinery between the employer and the trade unions concerned.