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Industrial Democracy

Volume 893: debated on Friday 13 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will make a statement on the Government's proposals for the enlargement of industrial democracy with special reference to the application of those proposals to British Leyland as recommended in the Ryder Report.

The Government are considering how to carry out their commitment to a far-reaching extension of industrial democracy in both the private and the public sectors. Our aim will be to develop a flexible scheme suited to the varying needs of different sectors of British industry and the employees who work in it. We regard the Ryder Report proposals as being consonant with this approach in the particular circumstances of British Leyland.