28. Mr. WEST RUSSELL
asked the Minister of Labour the composition of the new Committee that has been appointed to inquire into the problem of decasualising port labour; and in what way its work will differ from that of a similar Committee set up in 1924?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Lawson)
With the hon. Member's permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement of the membership and terms of reference to this Committee. The object is to carry a step further the work done by the earlier Committee which was set up by the industry itself in 1924 with rather narrower terms of reference. All of the members of that Committee will serve on the new body, and my right hon. Friend is particularly glad that the right hon. Member for North Cornwall (Sir D. Maclean) has been able to continue as Chairman.
§ Following is the statement
§ The composition of the new Port Labour Committee is as follows:
§ The Rt. Hon. Sir Donald Maclean, K.B.E., LL.D., M.P.
§ Employers' Side.
- Sir Alfred Booth, Bart.,
- Charles Cullen, Esq.,
- C. F. Leach, Esq.,
- F. J. Leathers, Esq.,
- James Spencer, Esq.,
§ Workers' Side.
- Ernest Bevin, Esq.
- T. W. Condon, Esq.
- D. Hillman, Esq.
- D. Milford, Esq.
- James Sexton, Esq., C.B.E., M.P.
- Benjamin Tillett, Esq., M.P.
§ Mr. L. G. Bullock (Ministry of Labour).
The terms of reference are:To inquire into employment and unemployment in the port transport services in Great Britain and to make recommendations thereon, with special reference to decasualisation and the administration of the unemployment insurance scheme in its application to port transport workers.