HC Deb 19 February 1957 vol 565 cc201-2
38. Mr. J. Silverman

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the terms of reference of the Departmental Committee on Hallmarking appointed by him include the examination of labour relations and conditions of labour in assay offices.

Mr. Erroll

No, Sir, but I have no doubt that the Departmental Committee will consider conditions of labour in so far as they affect the issues covered by the Committee's terms of reference.

Mr. Silverman

Does the hon. Gentleman not agree that it is desirable that labour relations and labour conditions should be considered by the Committee?

Mr. Erroll

I think that is another question.