HC Deb 11 March 1958 vol 584 cc39-40W
Mr. Pentland

asked the Minister of Labour, having regard to the conclusions arrived at in the Cohen Report on prices, productivity and incomes, and the fears expressed by the workers of the country that the Report will be the means of increasing unemployment and be used to influence arbitration bodies, what steps Her Majesty's Government propose to take to allay these fears.

Mr. Iain Macleod

The Report is addressed to the community at large, not to the Government. Those who read it will realise that the main threat to levels of employment and standards of life springs from inadequate recognition of the hard economic facts set out so clearly in the Report.