§ Mr. Ellis Smith
We have asked a small committee consisting of Professor W. R. Jones, Chairman, Mr. Percy Harris, Mr. J. H. Bennetts and Mr. T. K. Rees, Secretary, to advise us on this subject with the following terms of reference:To inquire into the factors affecting the efficiency of the production of china clay and to report upon the methods which should be adopted to increase production to a degree sufficient to meet the probable post war requirements at home and abroad.The committee are beginning their work at once.
§ Mr. King
May I thank my hon. Friend for that very important statement, because I am sure it is vital that this industry should co-operate in full? May I also ask whether, in view of the fact that 416 this step was taken without consultation with either the Union or the management, my hon. Friend would be prepared to discuss widening the terms of reference and personnel of that committee?