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Industrial Democracy

Volume 958: debated on Monday 20 November 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether his legislative proposals on industrial democracy will include rights of consultation for all employees whether or not they are trade union members.

The Government's proposals on this matter are set out in the White Paper on industrial democracy, Cmnd. 6231, on which consultations are in progress. I shall in due course announce detailed proposals for legislation.

asked the Secretary of State for Trade whether it is his policy to employ the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service as the instrument for industrial participation or if a specialist agency is proposed.

The White Paper 311 industrial democracy (Cmnd. 7231) indicated that the Government were disposed to accept the recommendation of the Bullock Committee that a new institution should be set up. A final decision will be taken in the light of the views expressed by the TUC, CBI, ACAS and other interested parties.