HC Deb 12 February 1942 vol 377 c1555
1. Mr. Lipson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will obtain reports from time to time on the success of production inquiry committees in bringing about an increase in production?

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Ernest Bevin)

I am sure my hon. Friend will appreciate that the subject matter of his Question is not one on which formal reports can be of substantial value. The essence of the success of joint consultative bodies lies in the spirit which animates them, and the result, as measured in terms of increased co-operation, cannot be detailed in a report.