HC Deb 14 October 1941 vol 374 cc1265-6W
Major Lyons

asked the Minister of Labour if he will publish the conditions necessary for the application to any industrial undertaking of the Essential Work Order, and the main consequences of such application?

Mr. Bevin

A leaflet dealing with this matter was published when the Essential Work (General Provisions) Order, 1941, was made. The Order has since been amended and a further amendment is at present under discussion with the Joint Consultative Committee of the British Employers' Confederation and the Trades Union Congress General Council. As soon as a decision has been taken on the outstanding question, I will bring up to date and re-issue the explanatory leaflet.