HC Deb 19 October 1945 vol 414 cc1650-1W
Major Spenee

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware of the general desire on the part of Scottish hosiery manufacturers and associated trade unions for a separate working party committee to be set up in Scotland as distinct from that in Leicester; and whether he will consider such a proposal favourably.

Sir S. Cripps

No, Sir. At a meeting in Leicester at which representatives of the three Scottish employers' associations were present, no such, desire was expressed, and I have been informed that these associations will nominate a member for the Working Party. I have asked the Trades Union Congress to suggest the names of employees' members, and in so doing they will bear in mind the Scottish trade union interests. It will be open to the Chairman to arrange for special sub-groups of the Working Party to be formed to study special Scottish and other problems, and to co-opt any person whose knowledge and assistance may be useful to them.