HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 cc903-4W
Mr. J. Griffiths

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Supply the terms of reference and powers of the committee appointed under the chairmanship of Lord Essendon to consider the problem of redundancy in the tinplate industry; and whether the interests of the communities affected will be protected?

Mr. Harold Macmillan

The terms of reference of Lord Essendon's Committee are: To consider and report on the application to the tinplate industry of the policy of concentration of industry described in the Board of Trade Explanatory Memorandum on Concentration of Industry, having regard to the measure of redundant plant existing in the industry.

I have no doubt that the committee, on which both the employers and the workpeople in the industry are represented, will take into consideration all relevant factors.