HC Deb 07 July 1955 vol 543 c1285
24. Mr. Gower

asked the Minister of Labour on what date he expects that statistics of co-partnership, profit-sharing and pension schemes in industry will be published in the Ministry of Labour Gazette; and if he will arrange for these statistics to be as comprehensive as possible.

Sir W. Monckton

All undertakings believed to have any profit-sharing or co-partnership schemes in operation are being asked to supply full details of their schemes. There will be no avoidable delay in collecting and summarising all the necessary information, but I am anxious that the statistics should be as comprehensive as possible and I cannot say on what date the information will be ready for publication. The possibility of collecting statistics about pension schemes is still under consideration.

Mr. Gower

When preparing these figures, will my right hon. and learned Friend avail himself fully of the services of the Industrial Co-Partnership Association and, indeed, all industrial and trade organisations up and down the country?

Sir W. Monckton

I shall be very glad to get any help I can from such associations to be sure that what is published is correct and comprehensive.

Mrs. Slater

May I ask the Minister whether that will include the Co-operative Partnership Federation, and whether an indication will be given of the difference between the co-partnership schemes to which this Question obviously applies and to those already undertaken by the Co-operative movement?

Sir W. Monckton

I shall not overlook any of these schemes, but I do not know what statistics will come out until the facts have been analysed.