HC Deb 26 November 1953 vol 521 cc90-1W
129. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will state the nature of the objection of Her Majesty's Government to the formation of committees of workers to advise on the executive of projects carried through by the Director of Public Works in British Guiana; and what is now the policy of Her Majesty's Government to production councils.

Mr. Lyttelton

The policy of Her Majesty's Government in the Colonies generally is to welcome the establishment of genuine voluntary joint consultative bodies, which could, if both sides agreed, discuss production problems among other things. In the case of the British Guiana Committees there was no mention of representation of the management. They were, however, to include a political representative.