HC Deb 24 July 1967 vol 751 cc19-21W
75. Sir G. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Labour how many working days have been lost in the motor industry due to disputes, since the appointment of the trouble-shooter Mr. Scamp; how such losses compare with earlier equivalent periods; to what extent Mr. Scamp is succeeding; whether Mr. Scamp's appointment is permanent; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Hattersley

Mr. Scamp was appointed as Chairman of the Motor In-

rate of unemployment compares with the national and regional average.

Mr. Fernyhough

As the reply consists of a table of figures, I will with permission circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the information:

employed men and wholly unemployed women, respectively.

Mr. Fernyhough

Following is the information:

dustry Joint Labour Council in November, 1965. Disputes in the industry in the period before and after this appointment caused the following losses:

1964 2.5 million man-hours
1965 10.3 million man-hours
1966 7.6 million man-hours.

The 1966 figures include over 2 million man-hours lost as a result of disputes over redundancy.

The Council has helped to resolve a number of serious disputes and it is keeping under review longer-term industrial relations problems in the industry.

Mr. Scamp's appointment, which was made with the agreement of both sides of the industry, was not for a specified period. I am convinced that there is still much useful work for the Council to do.