Mr Major’s Written Question on Closed Shop Agreements – 4 December 1979

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Commons question regarding Closed Shop Agreements, made on 4th December 1979.

Mr. Major asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many closed shop agreements once entered into have subsequently been rescinded by mutual consent of management and work force.

Mr. Mayhew I regret that the information is not available. Parties to collective agreements are not under any obligation to notify my Department when any collective agreements are entered into or rescinded.