§ 4. Mr. Lipson
asked the Minister of Labour, in how many factories production inquiry committees have already been set up?
§ Mr. Bevin
I regret I have no statistics available as to the number of production inquiry committees which have been set up. As I have previously informed the House, the establishment of committees for the purpose of joint consultation between management and workers is a matter of voluntary arrangement between the parties, and I am glad to know—although I do not receive actual figures—that the number of such voluntary arrangements is steadily increasing.
§ Mr. Lipson
Will my right hon. Friend obtain reports from time to time about how these committees are functioning and to what extent production is affected by them?