HC Deb 06 April 1948 vol 449 cc10-1
21. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Labour why his recent letter to wage councils and boards has been withdrawn; and whether he will publish the terms of this letter.

Mr. Isaacs

It was brought to my notice that there had been a misunderstanding as to the interpretation to be placed on the terms of this letter and it was, therefore, considered desirable to withdraw it. I propose to circulate another letter in due course. In these circumstances the publication of the original letter would serve no useful purpose.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Does the right hon. Gentleman's answer mean that the difference between the two letters is simply a difference in drafting and not a difference in policy.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir; in the main, that is so.