HC Deb 16 December 1948 vol 459 c1378
50. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Committee which he appointed in connection with the dispute between the B.B.C. and the Musicians Union has yet reported.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. I have recently received the report from this Committee which I have sent to the parties concerned. I am arranging for copies to be placed in the Library as soon as available.

Mr. Awbery

Can my right hon. Friend inform me if the report recommends the recognition of the trade union by the B.B.C.?

Mr. Isaacs

The question of recognition does not arise because there has been negotiation between the Musicians' Union and the B.B.C., but the report recommends the establishment of a joint consultative committee of both parties.

Mr. Ernest Davies

Would my right hon. Friend also consider appointing a committee to inquire into the recognition of other trade unions which the B.B.C. have refused to recognise in connection with Clause 8 of the Charter?

Mr. Isaacs

I should like to have notice of that; I know nothing about it.