HC Deb 30 May 1940 vol 361 c658
82. Sir Granville Gibson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will, as a precaution against inflation, now arrange for joint control by the Ministry of Supply and the Ministry of Labour of all wages problems, so as to avoid hurried considerations of wages schemes with revisions at the last moment?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir Kingsley Wood)

My right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service is giving urgent attention to the arrangements for wage regulation in order to see how far special action is desirable in association with or in addition to the joint machinery which exists in the majority of industries. In his consideration of this subject he is in consultation with the Consultative Committee appointed by the British Employers' Confederation and the Trades Union Congress General Council.