HC Deb 05 March 1917 vol 91 c18

asked the Minister of Munitions what is the composition of the Labour Advisory Committee; what are its duties; and whether it is now transferred to the Ministry of Labour or remains attached to the Ministry of Munitions?


The members of the National Labour Advisory Committee are:

Right Hon. Arthur Henderson, Right Hon. C. W. Bowerman, and Alex. Wilkie (Members of Parliament); John Hill, F. Smith, J. T. Brownlie, William Mosses (Secretary).

The primary duty of the Committee is to give advice to the Minister of Munitions on questions arising in the administration of the Munitions of War Acts, such as the keeping of records under the Second Schedule of the Act of 1915, the extension of the provisions of the Acts as to Leaving Certificates, and questions of discipline and timekeeping. They advise also on questions arising out of the management of controlled establishments.

They have established for their assistance in a number of places and work through local advisory boards. The Committee remains attached to the Ministry of Munitions.