HC Deb 22 January 1942 vol 377 cc433-4W
Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Labour what steps have been taken to set up joint production committees in factories in the Midland region, with a view to giving the employees an opportunity to put forward their suggestions for increased output and more economic production, as recommended three months ago by the Midland Regional Production Executive Board?

Mr. Bevin

In October last year the Midland Regional Board recommended to engineering firms in their Region that Joint Production Inquiry Committees should be set up wherever a desire for such committees was expressed or it was felt that they could usefully function. The purpose of these committees would be to provide for an exchange of views between representatives of management and work-people on points of mutual interest affecting output. The actual setting up of committees is a matter for voluntary arrangement between managements and workpeople or their representatives.