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Pre-Entry Closed Shop

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 26 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment when he expects the provisions contained in the Employment Bill to outlaw the pre-entry closed shop to take full statutory effect.

The Employment Bill, which is currently being considered in another place, includes provisions which will make it unlawful for an employer to refuse to employ a person because he is, or is not, a member of a trade union. We expect the Bill to become law before the end of this Session and intend that individuals seeking employment should have the benefit of this important protection as soon as is practicable after Royal Assent.