HC Deb 28 July 1955 vol 544 cc1347-8
51. Mr. E. Johnson

asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made towards implementing the recommendations contained in the first Report of the National Advisory Committee on the Employment of Older Men and Women, and when that committee will publish a Second Report.

The Minister of Labour and National Service (Sir Walter Monckton)

I would ask my hon. Friend to await the expected publication of the second Report of the National Advisory Committee towards the end of this year, which will, I understand, review the progress that has been made in carrying out its earlier recommendations.

Mr. Johnson

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that it is generally thought that this Committee is doing most valuable work? Is he fully satisfied that he is receiving the co-operation of both the nationalised and private sectors of industry in this matter?

Sir W. Monckton

I am very glad to agree with my hon. Friend about the value of the work of this Committee, and I can say that from all sections of industry, nationalised, private, and trade union, we are receiving ample support.