Oral Answers to Questions — Cbi and TUC (Talks)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th April 1972.

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Photo of Mr Patrick Duffy Mr Patrick Duffy , Sheffield, Attercliffe 12:00 am, 20th April 1972

Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that in the absence of a formal prices and incomes policy the Government, in their attempt to check inflation, are heavily dependent on the good will and co-operation on such bodies of collective bargaining as the TUC and the CBI? In view of the current application and consequences of past Tory legislation, does he think that the Government are entitled to expect—and, what is much less likely, to get—such good will and co-operation from the TUC?