§ 19. Mr. Lindsay
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can give any further information about the 487 body, whose existence he recently announced, which is considering the question of vocational training in relation to employment?
§ Mr. Butler
With the agreement of the Joint Consultative Committee appointed by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour and National Service, arrangements are being made for discussions on this matter between representatives of the Departments concerned and representatives, both employers and employees, of individual industries. The reference in my speech was to the preliminary meeting concerned to put these discussions in motion.
It will be permanent until it has achieved something useful, in which case its work will pass into posterity.