Mr. David Adams
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether he will 318W consider taking steps to secure that Government factories should, especially in view of rearmament and speeding up, institute works tribunals of an impartial nature which would have the right to be consulted before any dismissals could be made effective?
§ Lieut.-Colonel Colville:
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given on the 2nd February, 1937, to the hon. Member for Wolverhampton, East (Mr. Mander), in which the late Prime Minister drew attention to the existence of joint industrial councils of alternative machinery which afford facilities for the discussion of any difficulties such as those referred to in the question. I am sending the hon. Member a copy of the answer referred to.