HC Deb 07 June 1935 vol 302 cc2189-90W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can make any statement as to the progress of his inquiries into the possibilities of the absorption of more workers into employment in certain selected industries?


Since my consultation in January last with the National Confederation of Employers' Organisations and the Trades Union Congress General Council, I have had meetings with representatives of employers' organisations in 12 important industries, and have made arrangements to see representative bodies of employers in a considerable number of other industries. It is hoped shortly to have a further meeting with the Trades Union Congress General Council. As the discussions which have already taken place have been of a preliminary nature, and further meetings with the representatives of the industries concerned are in prospect, I am not at the moment in a position to make a more detailed statement.