HC Deb 22 February 1965 vol 707 cc23-4
24. Mr. Godber

asked the Minister of Labour whether the Marsh Committee on training will submit a formal report to him on the completion of its work; when he expects to receive the Report; what request he has made to the Committee to submit interim reports; and how many such reports he has so far received.

Mr. Gunter

The Committee will not submit a formal report but will make recommendations to my right hon. Friends and myself from time to time as appropriate.

Mr. Godber

Have there yet been any recommendations about training or retraining, particularly in the light of the last answers of the hon. Gentleman, who is the chairman of this Committee and seemed to be claiming large advantages from recent additions which, as he knows, are much lower than the additions which have been made in the last two years?

Mr. Gunter

It is, as the right hon. Gentleman has observed, unusual to publish details about the work of inter-Departmental Committees. While I felt it right to inform the House of the setting up of this Committee, I do not think it would be appropriate to give details of all the questions that it considers or the recommendations it makes. I am sure the right hon. Gentleman will agree that the Government should be judged on the decisions they take.

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