Cotton Weaving (Commission's Report)

Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd March 1948.

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Photo of Mr Harry Randall Mr Harry Randall , Clitheroe 12:00 am, 2nd March 1948

asked the Minister of Labour if he has now received the report on wages and conditions in the cotton weaving industry; and if it is his intention to publish it as a White Paper.

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

The initiative for the establishment of this Commission came from the industry. At the invitation of the parties, I appointed a chairman and two independent members to serve on the Commission. I have now received from the Commission a copy of an Interim Report which they have presented to the two sides of the industry and in view of its importance I have arranged for it to be issued as a Stationery Office publication.

Photo of Mr Harry Randall Mr Harry Randall , Clitheroe

Can the right hon. Gentleman state the date when that Report will be available to hon. Members?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark North

Yes, Sir. It will be ready on 6th March.