§ 18. Mr. A. Edward Davies
asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made with the proposal to set up a development council in the pottery industry.
Mr. H. Wilson
At a meeting with both sides of the industry on 12th December, 1950, I suggested the general lines of a new approach to this problem. The details are now being worked out within my Department, and officials will discuss them with the industry as soon as possible.
§ Mr. Davies
Could my right hon. Friend say when he hopes to be able to give us a decision on this matter?
As soon as the details are a little further worked out. It is a question of how long the discussions will take with the two sides of the industry.
§ Mr. McCorquodale
Will the right hon. Gentleman make quite sure that both sides of the industry are carried forward together in this matter?
I met both sides of the industry together, and I indicated the general lines of what I thought would be a possible solution. Our intention is to discuss these arrangements with both sides.