Redundancy (EEC Directive)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th July 1974.

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Photo of Mr John Fraser Mr John Fraser , Lambeth Norwood 12:00 am, 9th July 1974

That suggestion is quite ludicrous. I explained to the Council of Ministers, and I do not apologise for this, that there were certain proposals which I thought it better to discuss with people in this country—the trade unions and employers—before coming to any decision at Luxembourg. That was no part of any renegotiation stance. It was the right attitude to adopt: to talk about these matters here first and later to make decisions at Luxembourg.