§ 3 and 4. Mr. CROSSLEY
asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether negotiations have yet been begun between the Cotton Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association and the Northern Counties Textiles Trades Federation on the subject of reorganisation, as provided for under Article VII of the Agreement signed by representatives of the above parties and by Mr. F. W. Leggett, representing the Ministry of Labour;
(2) whether a standing joint committee has yet been appointed, under Section V of the Agreement, dated 27th September, 1932, between the Cotton Spinners' and Manufacturers' Association, the Northern Counties Textiles Trades Federation, and the Ministry of Labour, as represented by Mr. F. W. Leggett; if so, what is the composition and personnel of the committee; has any agenda been drawn up; and, if so, will it be made public?
I understand that the parties are considering the matters arising out of the Agreement in their proper order. The composition and personnel of their committees are not known to my right hon. Friend, and the question of the extent to which publicity is to be given to action taken by them is one for the parties themselves to decide.