§ Mr. KENYON
asked the Minister of Labour whether it is the view of the Government that the fixing of minimum wages by trade boards and industrial councils is solving the minimum wage question without the introduction of further machinery; and, if so, whether it has been decided to drop the Minimum Wage Commission Bill?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I have dealt fully with the question raised by my hon. Friend in reply to various questions recently asked, and I would refer him particularly to the replies given by me on the 1st December to the hon. Member for Middlesbrough West (Mr. T. Thomson) and the hon. and gallant Member for Seaham (Major Hayward; also on the 11th August last to the hon. Member for Edinburgh East (Mr. Hogge), copies of which I am sending my hon. Friend.