HC Deb 03 March 1947 vol 434 cc6-7W
66. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Minister of Food why he consults the T.U.C. When deciding upon special allowances of food for specified seasonal occupations in the agricultural industry.

Dr. Summerskill

When necessary my right hon. Friend, following a practice begun in 1940, consults the T.U.C. on questions of special allowances for industrial workers, since the T.U.C. is a body whose knowledge of working conditions in various industries qualifies it to advise on such questions.