§ Mr. J. Grimston
asked the Minister of Works if he will publish his proposals for the registration of plumbers as envisaged in paragraph 92 of the Working Party Report on the Building Industry before making the necessary order.
§ Mr. Stokes
The Report of the Building Industry Working Party referred to a voluntary scheme of registration of plumbers at present operating in this country and expressed the view that it is probably desirable to continue some form of registration in that trade. The Report itself did not necessarily envisage any change in the existing arrangements but the National Joint Industrial Council for the Plumbing Trade have in fact submitted to my Department proposals for the statutory registration and licensing of plumbers. These proposals have been circulated to the other industrial and professional organisations concerned and I await their considered views.