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Trade Unions (Powers)

Volume 893: debated on Monday 16 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will bring forward legislation to make available from public funds grants for the purpose of assisting trade unions to make full use of disclosure provisions of the Industry Bill and the Employment Protection Bill.

The Government have no specific plans at the moment for bringing forward such legislation, but we are giving careful consideration to the question of the training of trade union representa- tives to assist them to play their full part in the Government's plans for extending industrial democracy in all its facets.