HC Deb 24 March 1947 vol 435 cc161-2W
130. Mr. Piratin

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the need for the workers to play the leading part in carrying through the Government's economic plan, the establishment of joint production machinery in national, regional, local and factory levels in all industries will now be made obligatory on all employers.

Mr. Isaacs

No, Sir. Joint production machinery at any level depends for its success on the voluntary support and adherence of both employers and work-people. It is much to be hoped that, in the light of the facts as disclosed by the recent White Papers, both employers and workpeople will realise the advantages to be derived from machinery of this kind. The National Joint Advisory Council is at present considering the whole subject.

15. Mr. Ward

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give the number of men and women in the city of Worcester who were registered as unemployed at the end of February, 1947, or on the latest convenient date.

Mr. Isaacs

The numbers of unemployed insured men and women aged 18 and over on the register of Worcester Employment Exchange at 26th February were 392 and 202 respectively.