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Newspaper Industry

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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19.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what plans he has for further consultations with all sides of the newspaper industry.

I have no plans at present for further consultations with the newspaper industry on the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Amendment) Bill, but I am of course ready to consider any further representations which the industry may wish to put to me.

39.

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what further discussions he has had with those involved in the newspaper industry about the implications for Press freedom of closed shop agreements in order to see what safeguards can be agreed.

None this year. I have made clear to those involved in the newspaper industry that the best safeguards are likely to be those agreed in discussions within the industry for incorporation in any closed shop agreements, as has been proposed by the National Union of Journalists.