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Car Industry (Disputes)

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what steps he proposes to take to facilitate the Prime Minister's publicly declared intention of preventing manifestly avoidable stoppages of production in the motor car industry due to the withdrawal of labour.

Any reduction in the number of industrial strikes, in the motor car industry as in any other, must depend in the main on the attitude of unions and management and on their willingness to use established arrangements for settling differences between them. The Government have established the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service which is always available to give any assistance it can at the request of the parties.