HC Deb 06 January 1916 vol 77 cc1125-6W

asked the Minister of Munitions if he will state the names of the individuals who were invited by the Central Control Board to attend the conference held in Manchester on the 23rd November last, together with the office they represent, showing those who attended and gave evidence, and when the invitations were issued?


Between 300 and 400 persons were invited to the conference at Manchester, which has been described in certain quarters as a secret inquiry. It is not possible to give within the limits of an answer the names of all the persons invited, but they included representatives of the military authorities, of the local civil authorities, and of the leading employers and trades councils within the area of the inquiry. The invitations were issued on the 13th November and the following days.