§ Mr. ROWNTREE
asked the Minister of Labour whether the Committee appointed to consider the application of the recommendation 337W of the Whitley Report to the Post Office and other Government Departments has yet reported to the Government; and, if so, whether an early announcement can be made as to the intentions of the Government?
§ Mr. G. ROBERTS
The Inter-Departmental Committee on the application of the Whitley Report to Government establishments has held four meetings, and has submitted to the Government an interim Report on the application of the Whitley Report to industrial persons directly employed by the Government. A sub-committee consisting of official representatives of various Departments has been appointed to draft a scheme for the application of the Whitley Report to the administrative departments of the Civil Service, and it is proposed that they shall proceed to hear evidence from representative associations of Civil servants at an early date.