HC Deb 31 October 1975 vol 898 cc657-8W
Mr. Crawford

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will seek to arrange for the holding of formal meetings between the chairman of the SDA and the chairman of the NEB; how many such meetings he expects will take place annually; how many per annum will be held in Scotland; and how many per annum in England.

Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

I am sure it would be helpful for the chairmen of the NEB and SDA to meet from time to time. I understand that Lord Ryder and Sir William Gray have already met on two occasions and have arranged to keep in close touch. I think that effective co-ordination of day-to-day business would be best achieved by regular contacts below board level, arranged on a basis of mutual convenience.