HC Deb 17 March 1949 vol 462 cc2276-7
48. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the conference held at the Ministry on the relations between the Football Association, the Players Union and the Football League; and what steps have been taken to establish amicable relations between all interests engaged in association football.

Mr. Isaacs

Yes, Sir. I have met the parties and I am glad to say that in the discussions that followed complete agreement was reached as to the machinery and procedure for dealing with all problems affecting the welfare of the players. A draft constitution for a Standing Joint Committee has already been sent to the parties, and this will be considered at an early meeting between them. I should like to take this opportunity of expressing my gratification at the friendly relationships that manifested themselves during, the discussion.

Miss Herbison

Are these arrangements applicable to Scotland? If not, will my right hon. Friend take steps to ensure that they will be?

Mr. Isaacs

I am afraid that I do not understand the ramifications of the game well enough to know whether these organisations affect Scotland.

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