HC Deb 11 December 1952 vol 509 cc87-8W
98. Mr. John Rodgers

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now make a statement about the future of the Jewellery and Silverware Development Council.

Mr. H. Strauss

Yes. I regret that it has not been possible to secure agreement within the industry for the continuance of the Council after the end of 1952, nor for the setting up of a body to succeed it. My right hon. Friend has accordingly decided, subject to the approval of Parliament, to make an Order under the Industrial Organisation and Development Act, 1947, for dissolving the Jewellery and Silverware Council. A draft Order to this effect will be laid in due course.