§ Mr. Howe
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made towards the establishment in the road haulage industry of new negotiating machinery that will permit a more realistic relationship between paper time and working time, in response to the observations of the National Board for Prices and Incomes in paragraph 46 of its first Report, concerning the urgent need for such reform; and what new steps he proposes to take to further such progress.
§ Mr. Thornton
The National Negotiating Committee for the Road Haulage Industry was set up last year by the Road Haulage Association and the trade unions concerned. Arising from negotiations on wages and conditions of employment, the Committee decided to set up 73W a working party to consider ways of improving productivity. Our officers will keep in touch with developments.