Application to High Court with a View to Discontinuing or Defer Ring Industrial Action Which En Dangers Lives, Imperils National Security, etc.

Part of Orders of the Day — Trade Union and Labour Relations Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 10th July 1974.

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(3) Any application made by the Secretary of State under this section—

  1. (a) where it relates to a strike, or to irregular industrial action short of a strike, shall specify the persons (whether they are organisations of workers, officials of such organisations or other persons) appearing to the Secretary of State to be responsible for calling, organising, procuring or financing the strike or other action in question, or for a threat to do so, and
  2. (b) where it relates to a lock-out, shall specify the persons (whether they are employers, organisations of employers or other persons) appearing to the Secretary of State to be responsible for instituting, carrying on, organising, procuring or financing the lockout, or for a threat to do so;
and the persons so specified shall, together with the Secretary of State, be the parties to any proceedings on that application.