§ 90. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Minister of Labour when the details of Her Majesty's Government's proposals for the inquiries into the effect of automation on employment will be announced.
§ Mr. Hare
The effects of technological change upon employment in the metal using industries will be covered by the inquiry of which I gave details in my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Rutland and Stamford (Mr. K. Lewis) on 22nd July.
I am considering what further studies on this subject should be carried out by the Manpower Research Unit recently set up in my Ministry. Details of such studies will be announced in due course.