HC Deb 09 February 1955 vol 536 c1879
38. Mr. Jay

asked the Minister of Transport and Civil Aviation what general directions he has given to the nationalised industries for which he is responsible instructing them to comply with the recommendations affecting the retirement age contained in the paragraphs 50–52 and 65–67 of the First Report of the National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

None, Sir. As announced on 25th January by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Labour and National Service, the boards of the nationalised industries have said that they will give effect to the recommendations in the Report as far as is practicable.

Mr. Jay

Is the Minister watching the progress in the industries for which he is responsible? Is he satisfied with it?

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Yes, Sir, and I have been in touch with all three chairmen concerned.