HC Deb 06 June 1957 vol 571 cc124-5W
48. Mr. H. Wilson

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the purpose of the meetings he is to hold with representatives of the Trades Union Congress and employers' organisations.

53. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Prime Minister whether, in his discussions with trade union leaders and industrialists, he will ask for their views on redundancy arising from defence cuts.

The Prime Minister

I assume that the right hon. Gentlemen are referring to the talks which I have asked my right hon. Friends the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Minister of Labour to hold with representatives of industry. These talks are for the purpose of consulting the representatives of industry on whether an independent body might help to throw light on all the different aspects of price stability and on the need for greater productivity to earn a higher standard of living.

As regards redundancy arising from defence cuts, there are already ample opportunities for representatives of industry to bring their views to the attention of Ministers.