HC Deb 09 November 1948 vol 457 cc1373-4
44. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Labour if he can make any statement about the negotiations between the two sides of the baking industry for the abolition of night baking.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

I understand negotiations are still proceeding.

Mr. Symonds

As this matter is becoming a hardy annual, would my right hon. Friend give every encouragement and assistance he can to both sides to reach an agreement, because nothing but such an agreement will solve the labour problems of this industry?

Mr. Isaacs

When either or both sides approach the Ministry of Labour for assistance it will be readily granted, but at the moment they are proceeding under their own steam, and they will be meeting again on the 17th.