Electrical, Electronic, Telecommunication and Plumbing Union

Oral Answers to Questions — Energy – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th June 1979.

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Photo of Mr Tom Cox Mr Tom Cox , Wandsworth Tooting 12:00 am, 11th June 1979

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what plans he has to meet the general secretary of the Electrical, Electronic and Plumbing Trade Union.

Photo of Mr David Howell Mr David Howell , Guildford

I plan to meet Mr. Chapple on 14 June.

Photo of Mr Tom Cox Mr Tom Cox , Wandsworth Tooting

I thank the right hon. Gentleman for that reply. Does he not agree that at this moment the closest possible co-operation is needed with unions involved in the energy-producing industries in an effort to reduce the energy gap? I am sure that he will find among those unions a willingness to work with this Government, providing that the suggestions that the Government make are constructive and for the benefit of the industries and the people.

Photo of Mr David Howell Mr David Howell , Guildford

I agree. I have already met other union leaders in the industry.