HC Deb 10 February 1966 vol 724 c135W
76. Mr. Higgins

asked the Minister of Labour what consideration has been given to encouraging the three-shift system in British industry as a means of reducing industrial costs; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gunter

The question of shift working has been discussed on the National Economic Development Council and on the National Joint Advisory Council. Following these discussions, it was agreed that the Ministry of Labour should make a number of case studies in individual firms of the practical problems of introducing shift working. I hope these will help managements and unions to cope with the practical difficulties they have to deal with.