HC Deb 18 November 1957 vol 578 cc13-4
27. Mr. Palmer

asked the Paymaster-General what steps are being taken to carry out the recommendations of the Herbert Committee for reorganisation of power station construction arrangements and the electrical generation system of the country under the new Generating Board.

Mr. Maudling

My noble Friend understands that the Generating Board has not yet completed its consideration of this problem of organisation. It will announce its decision as soon as it is in a position to do so.

Mr. Palmer

Will the right hon. Gentleman press his noble Friend in his turn to press upon those responsible the need for the fullest consultation with the trade unions and staff associations before these changes are carried through?

Mr. Maudling

I am quite certain that the Generating Board is well aware of that important matter.