James Sunderland intervenes on the Shadow Minister in the debate on the Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill to make the point that there are a number of sectors in the UK in which employees are not allowed to strike, namely the armed forces and the police, but the Shadow Minister was unable to answer the question and reverted quickly to her speech.
I remind the House that we have a number of sectors in the UK in which employees are not allowed to strike, namely the armed forces and the police. These people always turn up, often at times of crisis, and work without complaint to provide minimum service levels, and they do it on pay and conditions that are often inferior to what the unions are currently demanding. May I ask the right hon. Lady to present an argument for why this provision should not be extended elsewhere?
I am glad the hon. Gentleman got the crib sheet from the Whips.