HC Deb 13 December 1960 vol 632 c196
26. Mr. P. Wells

asked the President of the Board of Trade how often the Board of Trade Advisory Committee, set up under the Local Employment Act, meets.

Mr. N. Macpherson

This Committee meets regularly once a month and more often if the necessity arises.

Mr. Wells

Will the Minister use his influence to get the Committee to meet more frequently so as to review the backlog of applications, particularly those referring to the Isle of Sheppey?

Mr. Macpherson

The Committee is meeting tomorrow and is getting on fast with its task. The House will, I am sure, appreciate that this is a voluntary body and cannot be expected to meet much more often than it is doing.

Mr. Wells