HC Deb 31 January 1939 vol 343 cc7-8
13. Mr. James Griffiths

asked the President of the Board of Trade the result of his consultation with the representatives of the tinplate industry; and what steps he proposes to take to deal with the position?

Mr. Stanley

My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade saw representatives of the Welsh Plate and Sheet Manufacturers' Association recently, and was informed that the Joint Technological Development Committee of the Joint Industrial Council of the industry is at present considering the position. In these circumstances, I propose to await the result of their deliberations.

Mr. Griffiths

Will the right hon. Gentleman take the earliest opportunity of discussing the matter with the workmen's representatives?

Mr. Stanley

This, I understand, is a joint committee of workmen and employers.