HC Deb 25 January 1955 vol 536 c7
9. Mr. Bence

asked the Minister of Labour what steps he proposes to take to stimulate and further develop industrial health services in Scotland.

Mr. Watkinson

The measures which my right hon. and learned Friend announced to the House on 11th November last for the development of industrial health services under the Factories Acts are being planned for Great Britain in co-operation with the Secretary of State for Scotland and other Ministers concerned.

Mr. Bence

Would the hon. Gentleman advise the Secretary of State for Scotland to consult the Scottish T.U.C., and, in particular, the Glasgow District Committee of the Amalgamated Engineering Union, because they have given considerable attention to these matters, and because it would be as well in Scottish industrial matters to consult the Scottish organisation concerned?

Mr. Watkinson

Yes, I will gladly do that. While I cannot announce the composition of the committee at the moment, I do not think that the hon. Gentleman will be disappointed.