If the hon. Gentleman will read the Bill published today he will find that we are not making any such proposal. Pickets are to be given immunity in contemplation and furtherance of trades disputes. This can be used only in a peaceful way. The question of the right to picket vehicles is under careful consideration, and I hope to see that provision introduced in a later employment protection measure.
We know that there is nothing about this absurd proposal in the Bill. We want to know whether the hon. Gentleman still agrees with the absurd suggestion that a man should be required to stop and listen to arguments to which he does not want to listen. What philosophy inspires that extraordinary notion?
The basic right to seek to persuade somebody to desist from breaking or harming a dispute can be fully practised in modern terms only if it includes the right to communicate with the driver of a vehicle seeking to enter premises where a dispute is taking place.