§ 9. Sir Annesley Somerville
asked the Minister of Labour what requests he has received to issue instructions, of a kind that might influence their decisions, to the independent persons appointed by the Ministry of Labour to act in a judicial capacity as members of trade boards; and will he bring to the notice of these boards the necessity of taking into consideration the Government's declared policy to stabilise the cost of living?
§ Sir A. Somerville
Does the right hon. Gentleman not agree that it is of the 289 highest importance that trade boards should fully realise the importance of taking into consideration such a policy?
§ Mr. George Griffiths
Is it not a fact that any increase in wages always follows an increase in the cost of living?