§ 15. Mr. Logan
asked the Minister of Aircraft Production whether, after his visit to the North-West area, he can report satisfactory consultations; whether he is satisfied with co-operation of management and men; and will he see that future complaints can be dealt with locally instead of deputations having to come to London?
Mr. Ben Smith
My right hon. Friend had satisfactory consultations with all concerned during his recent tour of factories in the North-West area. He is satisfied that managements and work-people are doing their best to overcome the different and difficult problems in each 1035 of the factories visited by him. In regard to the last part of the Question, he considers that it is always better for these matters to be dealt with locally.
I think that Supplementary Question raises a matter which goes outside the realm of my Department. My hon. Friend will have heard the statement in my reply that my right hon. Friend considers it is always better for these matters to be dealt with locally.