HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 cc1091-2
80. Mr. O'Brien

asked the Minister of Labour whether a joint council for the regulation of the employment of film crowd artistshas been set up, as recommended by the court of inquiry set up by the then Minister under the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, in its Report, dated 8th January, 1945; and, if not, what steps are being taken to carry out that and other recommendations of the court of inquiry.

Mr. Isaacs

The court's report as a whole was referred to the parties in the hope that it would provide a basis for a full settlement by mutual agreement of the questions between them. I understand that no joint council of the kind recommended by the court has been constituted to date, and so far no request for further assistance has been made to my Department by either party.

Mr. O'Brien

Would my right hon. Friend answer the last part of the Question?

Mr. Isaacs

I think the answer I have given covers the point. Until we get a request from either side, we cannot intervene. This is not a command performance.