§ Lord Molloy
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, in their Answer on 30 March (WA 50) that "The status which public sector managements 45WA afford to trade unions is a matter for them", the word "them" refers to management or to the unions; and, in either case, whether the Answer means that Her Majesty's Government have no role to play in negotiations between public sector management and unions.
§ Lord Inglewood
It is for individual public sector managements to determine the status they afford to trade unions. The Government have no direct role in the negotiations between public sector managements and unions, except where they are themselves the employer or where the machinery for determining pay makes provision for the involvement of the government.