HC Deb 28 July 1953 vol 518 cc1077-8
25. Mr. Osborne

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish as a White Paper the full text of the statement he made on Wednesday, 22nd July, to the Ministry of Labour National Joint Advisory Council on the danger of pay increases without higher output and the consequent danger to our exporting industries.

Mr. R. A. Butler

With the approval of the National Joint Advisory Council the Ministry of Labour is printing the text of the address, which will be available to the Council's constituent bodies for distribution to their members as they think fit. I trust this will satisfy my hon. Friend.

Mr. Osborne

Is the Chancellor aware that his statement was an extraordinarily good one? Will he see that the cost of printing does not prevent copies from being sent to every trade unionist and every employer in the country?

Mr. Butler

I am glad that I am still capable of occasionally making a good statement.

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