HC Deb 08 May 1930 vol 238 cc1104-5
15. Mr. MANDER

asked the Minister of Labour if she is prepared to take steps to place her Department in a position to take the initiative in stimulating, encouraging, and giving active advice to employers on the subject of the formation of works councils, pension schemes, suggestion, co-partnership and profit-sharing schemes?


My Department is always ready to supply information and advice on such matters, but in my view the initiative should rest with the representatives of employers and work-people concerned.


Is not the right hon. Lady aware that under previous Governments a great deal of initiative has been displayed by her Department, and can she not come up to the same standard of previous Governments in this respect?


The very essence of success of these councils depends upon their voluntary agreements.

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