HC Deb 25 November 1936 vol 318 c389
4. Mr. SHORT

asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether in future he will arrange, in cases where a firm declines to provide adequate machinery for the settlement of grievances, to make such provision, in conjunction with the appropriate trade unions, a condition of the firm's participation in the production of armaments?


It is the policy of the Government to rely upon the machinery already existing in industry for the settlement of difficulties between employers and employed. When there is failure to reach agreement the matter may be reported to the Minister of Labour under the Industrial Courts Act. I have no reason to believe that other measures are necessary, but if the hon. Member has any case in mind I should be glad to give the matter further consideration.