Production Inquiry Committees.

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort. – in the House of Commons on 5th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

asked the Minister of Labour, in how many factories production inquiry committees have already been set up?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I regret I have no statistics available as to the number of production inquiry committees which have been set up. As I have previously informed the House, the establishment of committees for the purpose of joint consultation between management and workers is a matter of voluntary arrangement between the parties, and I am glad to know—although I do not receive actual figures—that the number of such voluntary arrangements is steadily increasing.

Photo of Mr Daniel Lipson Mr Daniel Lipson , Cheltenham

Will my right hon. Friend obtain reports from time to time about how these committees are functioning and to what extent production is affected by them?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

I must have notice of that question.