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Employment Protection Act

Volume 949: debated on Friday 12 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if, in view of the recent court decisions, he has any proposals for new legislation to amend and strengthen the Employment Protection Act.

There are no plans at present for Government legislation to amend the Employment Protection Act. But we have been concerned at the possible implications of some recent court decisions and have therefore given our support to the Private Members' Bills to amend the Act sponsored by my hon. Friends the Members for Darlington (Mr. Fletcher) and for Bethnal Green and Bow (Mr. Mikardo).