§ Mr. Heffer
asked the Minister of Labour what steps are being taken by his Department to consult the employers' organisation and trade unions in the Merseyside area, with a view to increasing the number of workers trained in Government training centres and private employers' training centres, and to overcome any difficulties that may arise.
§ Mr. Gunter
My officers work in close co-operation with the employers' associations and the trades unions in the Merseyside area on training and other matters. 95W The training capacity of the Government Training Centre at Aintree has been increased by almost a half during the last two years. One purpose of the Industrial Training Act is to encourage the provision of increased training facilities by employers. Furthermore, over 200 training places have been made available in the last two years through the efforts of the Merseyside Training Council in introducing Group Training Schemes. The scheme for financial assistance for the training of labour by new or expanding firms in Development Districts should
Date of Report Description 9.7.1942 Court of Inquiry … … Causes and circumstances of successive stoppages of work of port transport workers on the river Tyne. 24.9.1942 Court of Inquiry … … Causes and circumstances of the stoppage of port labour at Immingham and Grimsby. Travelling allowances, shift rates and risk money. 29.11.1943 Committee of Investigation … Inquiry into question of special payments to port workers handling explosives. 6.12.1945 Committee of Investigation … Port Transport Industry. Difference between Employers and workpeople regarding the national minimum wage and pieceworkers' minimum guarantee. 2.6.1947 Committee of Inquiry … … Port Transport Industry—The amount and basis of calculation of the guaranteed wage to be made to Dock Workers under the Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Scheme, 1947. 7.4.1949 Inquiry … … … … Difference between Wm. Cory & Son, Ltd., and the T. & G.W.U. and the National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers concerning the basis on which the rates should be fixed for the bulk handling of a cargo of raw sugar at Purfleet Wharf. 25.4.1951 Committee of Inquiry … … Unofficial stoppages in the London Docks (Cmd. 8236). 25.10.1954 Court of Inquiry … … Dispute in the London Docks between the Employers' Side of the Port of London Local Joint Committee and the National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers. Interim Report—Cmd. 9302 Final Report—Cmd. 9310 12.8.1958 Court of Inquiry … … Dispute between National Association of Port Employers and members of T. & G.W.U., N.U.G.M.W., Scottish T. & G.W.U. and Watermen, Lightermen, Tugmen and Bargemen's Union. 18.11.1964 Committee of Inquiry (First Report—Final Report expected shortly). Inquiry (1) into the causes and circumstances of the present dispute between the two sides of the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry, (2) decasualisation, (3) causes of dissension in the industry and other matters affecting efficiency of working.