Government Policy (Press Coverage)

Oral Answers to Questions — Paymaster General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th February 1980.

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Photo of Mr Robert Adley Mr Robert Adley , Christchurch and Lymington 12:00 am, 11th February 1980

asked the Paymaster General whether he remains satisfied with presentation in the media of Government policy.

Photo of Mr Angus Maude Mr Angus Maude , Stratford-on-Avon

I refer my hon. Friend to the reply that I have just given to the hon. Member for West Stirlingshire (Mr. Canavan).

Photo of Mr Robert Adley Mr Robert Adley , Christchurch and Lymington

Does my right hon. Friend think that the press is aware of the co-ordinated campaign being run by the Labour Opposition to support every strike on which they can lay their hands, with a view to fomenting bad industrial relations and denigrating the police and security services at every attempt?

Photo of Mr Angus Maude Mr Angus Maude , Stratford-on-Avon

Whether or not the press is aware of that—I think that it is—it is becoming increasingly aware that rank and file trade unionists and members of the public generally are well aware of it and that they look to this Government for a remedy.