HC Deb 04 December 1919 vol 122 c637W

asked the President of the Board of Trade if, in view of the handicap to British trade and industry caused by under production, the Government will appoint a Select Committee, representative of employers and trade unions, to inquire into the subject, and to submit a Report on the matter at as early a date as possible?


The problem of increasing production can, I think, better be dealt with by Joint Industrial Councils, where such bodies exist, and by the National Industrial Council, if and when it is formed, than by a Select Committee. It is a subject requiring continuous attention by those directly interested rather than a temporary inquiry by a Parliamentary body.