HC Deb 08 June 1921 vol 142 c1892W

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give instructions to cease altogether the interference of the Trade Board with the wages of grocery, provision, dressmaking, and tailoring trades, in view of the unprecedented distress and unemployment in the country?


Where a Trade Board has been established in a trade, it can only be withdrawn on production of evidence that the conditions which alone justify its establishment, namely, that no adequate machinery exists for the effective regulation of wages through out the trade no longer obtain. No such evidence has been adduced in respect of the trades mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend, and I see no ground therefore for taking action in the direction suggested by him.