HC Deb 10 March 1938 vol 332 cc2119-20
2. Mr. Mabane

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the report of the retail distributive trades conference on wages, hours, and conditions of employment; and what action he proposes to take on this report?

Mr. E. Brown

The proposals made in the report are of a far-reaching character, and I am not in a position to make any statement at the present time.

Mr. Mabane

Can my right hon. Friend say when he thinks his consideration will be applied to the question?

Mr. Brown

Perhaps my hon. Friend will speak to me about that. He will be aware that a great deal of work has gone to the framing of these proposals, and I think it would be unfair of me to try to come to hasty conclusions.