HC Deb 17 July 1929 vol 230 cc420-1
46. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to set up a national industrial council as recommended by the Industrial Conference of 1019 and recently by the Mond-Turner Conference?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. J. Ramsay MacDonald)

As the hon. Member is doubtless aware, the recent developments in this matter to which he refers have been directed towards the establishment of a joint body nationally representative of employers' and workers' organisations by direct negotiation. In these circumstances, it is clearly right that we should await the result of the active discussions which, I understand, are taking place.