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Employee Participation

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether schemes proposed for shop floor worker participation in management will be introduced first in nationalised industries; when he intends to start with these schemes; and whether he will assess their effectiveness before embarking on more widespread experiments.

I have been asked to reply.The Government are currently considering how their commitment to a far-reaching extension of industrial democracy can be achieved. Any provision for statutory rights to trade union representation in nationalised industries will be taken fully into account in proposing subsequent industrial democracy legislation.