Former MP for Newton
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Now that the Government will obviously be relying heavily on the emergency provisions which they have just announced, would it not help to sweeten industry considerably if they also announced a voluntary withdrawal of the Industrial Relations Act?
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that among redundant steel workers there is still considerable apprehension, especially among those at the Irlam works, where redundancy came early, as to what they are entitled to expect under the EEC arrangements? Could he issue any statement which would help to elucidate this problem?
Earlier in the debate my hon. Friend the Member for Penistone (Mr. John Mendelson) gave the House a little history of the engineers. I recall that in his "Life of Gladstone", Philip Magnus told how, on 10th May 1864, the then leaders of the ASE, the forerunner of the present engineering union, met Gladstone to discuss the possibilities of investing in Government securities. They so impressed...
Former MP for Newton
Entered the House of Commons on 5 July 1945 — General election
Left the House of Commons on 8 February 1974 — General election
Also represented Manchester Hulme
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