Fair Wages Resolution

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Ellis Smith Mr Ellis Smith , Stoke-on-Trent Stoke

asked the Minister of Labour whether any decision has been reached regarding the amendment of the Fair Wages Resolution?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

Yes, Sir. The draft of a new Fair Wages Resolution has been prepared in consultation with the British Employers' Confederation and the Trades Union Congress General Council. It is proposed to issue at a nearly date a White Paper giving the text of the draft Resolution and explaining the Government's intention with regard to its introduction.

Photo of Mr Rhys Davies Mr Rhys Davies , Westhoughton

Will that be brought before Parliament and subject to any amendment that may be proposed to it?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

It will be open to Parliament at the appropriate time to adopt the Resolution or otherwise.

Photo of Mr William Thorne Mr William Thorne , West Ham Plaistow

If the matter is brought before the House of Commons and some alteration is made, will it not really have to go back to the other bodies?