§ Mr. WIGNALL
asked the Minister of Labour the grounds on which he decided not to reappoint Professor J. H. Jones as an appointed member of the Stamped or Pressed Metal-Wares Trade Board, having regard to the high appreciation of his services by both the workers' and employers' sides of the board and his close study of the conditions and difficulties existing in the trades concerned; and whether, seeing that it is in the best interests of the trade boards that the strongly expressed and unanimous desires of the workers' and employers' representatives should not be ignored, this decision can be reconsidered?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
Professor Jones was appointed a member of the Stamped or Pressed Metal-Wares Trade Board for a period of two years. At the end of that period, after careful consideration of all the circumstances, and in the exercise of the discretion given to me under the Statute, another appointment was made. My hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary has discussed the matter with the board, and they have been notified that the decision already taken cannot be varied.