HC Deb 16 March 1948 vol 448 c1856
9. Mr. Sargood

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that several industrial disputes have recently occurred in the brewing industry; and what form of joint negotiating machinery is in operation between the employers and the trade unions concerned with the industry.

Mr. Isaacs

I am aware of several stoppages of work which have occurred in the brewing industry during recent months. There is no national joint negotiating machinery. Arrangements for the settlement of terms and conditions of employment vary from district to district.

Mr. Sargood

Having regard to the successful operation of the national joint machinery in a large number of other industries, will the Minister use what power he may have to see that general negotiating machinery is set up in this industry?

Mr. Isaacs

It would be wise if the two sides were to consider the possibility of adopting national machinery. I do not propose to make use of any power, but I will direct the attention of the parties to the question.