Bank Employees (Union Representation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd May 1960.

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Photo of Mr Edward Heath Mr Edward Heath , Bexley 12:00 am, 23rd May 1960

As the right hon. Gentleman knows, it does not lie in my hands to compel employers to recognise particular forces with which they should negotiate. In this case the union was a party to the employees' side of the machinery, [Interruption.]—for almost a year, at any rate—and it is up to the bank employers to decide what machinery they have on their side.