HC Deb 18 November 1937 vol 329 cc552-4
16. Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Labour the names of the industries in which joint industrial councils now exist; the approximate number of employes involved; and what councils have been formed and ceased to exist in the last two years?

Mr. E. Brown

I will, if I may, circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the joint industrial councils in operation according to the latest available information.

During the last two years three councils have been reconstituted on a wider basis, one council re-established, and three new councils formed, while no councils have been dissolved. I regret I am not in possession of statistics showing the numbers of workpeople involved.

Mr. Mander

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what is the total number of these councils?

Mr. Brown

I have not made up the total. It is a very long schedule. Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will do the calculation himself.

Following is the list:



(i) National Joint Industrial Councils.

(ii) Interim Industrial Reconstruction Committees.

Cocoa, Chocolate, Sugar Confectionery and Jam Industry.

(iii) Section Trade Councils.

(iv) District Councils.


Civil Service.

National Council for the Administrative and Legal Departments, with which are associated numerous Departmental Councils.

Government Departmental Industrial Councils.

Government Trade Joint Councils.

Local Authorities' Service.