HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 cc1492-3
9. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Labour what progress is being made in dealing with the conditions of employment of shop assistants by the joint body he has set up covering employers and employed in the distributive trades?

Mr. Assheton

I am glad to say that Groups Joint Councils have been set up for the food trades, drapery and clothing trades, newsagents, stationers, tobacco and confectioners' trades and the hairdressing trade. Some meetings have already taken place, and others are in course of arrangement.

Mr. Davies

Are the proceedings harmoniously conducted?

Mr. Assheton

I feel sure they are.