HC Deb 28 April 1938 vol 335 cc283-4
14. Mr. David Adams

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that the cost of rearmament may be materially increased through friction arising from the strain and fatigue of increased speed in factories; and whether, with a view to diminishing this, special measures of co-operation between works management and employés will be considered?

Mr. E. Brown

I am not aware that there is at present any lack of co-operation between works managements and workpeople in this connection.

Mr. Adams

Will the Minister look into the matter further, because there is a good deal of evidence in the Press and elsewhere that such co-operation is not as general as it ought to be?

Mr. Brown

If the hon. Member will let me have any information which he has, I shall be most interested to look into it, because this is a very important subject.

Mr. Gallacher

Is the Minister not aware that there is a strike threatened at Beardmore's, at Parkhead, arising out of the conduct of the management?