HC Deb 03 July 1947 vol 439 cc1498-9
48. Mr. Prescott

asked the Minister of Labour in respect of what industries consultations have been held under the aegis of his Department regarding staggering hours in industry to ease peak loads on edectricity generation plants next winter; what decisions have been arrived at; and in respect of what other industries such consultations are proposed.

Mr. Isaacs

The consultations have been with the National Joint Advisory Council and its committees, which are collectively representative of all industries. The engineering industry has this week reached an agreement as to the terms and conditions on which revised working hours should operate for the purpose of spreading the load. Consultation covering all industries concerned is proceeding through the machinery of the National Joint Advisory Council.