§ Q37. Sir D. Walker-Smith
asked the Prime Minister what reply has been sent to the letter of 28th October with enclosed petition from the Chairman of the British Airways Joint Closed Shop Action Committee; and what consideration has been given to the suggestion therein that the enforcement of a closed shop agreement is in breach of the European Declaration of Human Rights.238W
The Prime Minister: I am arranging for a copy of the reply to be sent to the right hon. and learned Member. "The Government do not consider that the enforcement of closed shop agreements is contrary to the European Convention on Human Rights.