HC Deb 22 February 1966 vol 725 cc67-8W
Mr. Howe

asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs on how many occasions the National Economic Development Committee on Distribution has studied the problems which arise from the development in the distributive sector of working hours that differ from those prevalent in transport and manufacturing industry, since the National Board for Prices and Incomes expressed the view that such problems merited early study by the Committee; and what have been the consequences of such study.

Mr. William Rodgers

The Committee has considered this question on four occasions, and has sent a report on terminal

from my Department and will consist of senior officials from my Department, the Foreign Office, the Colonial Office and Her Majesty's Embassy, Washington. There will also be advisers from the Governments of our dependent territories and from the airlines concerned. The purpose of the delegation will be to negotiate improved opportunities for United Kingdom and the airlines of our overseas dependent territories under the Air Services Agreement between the Governments of the United Kingdom and the United States.