Oral Answers to Questions — Employment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th May 1950.

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Photo of Mr Derick Heathcoat-Amory Mr Derick Heathcoat-Amory , Tiverton 12:00 am, 18th May 1950

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will now arrange for the resumption of the Annual Supplement to the "Ministry of Labour Gazette" showing the present extent of the practice of co-partnership.

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark

On present information I am not satisfied that the results would justify the amount of labour and expense involved, but I am having the position examined.

Mr. Amory:

Does not the right hon. Gentleman agree that the provision of this kind of information is one of the most useful functions of his Ministry? In view of the number of concerns interested in this method of industrial co-operation, is it not important to make known the extent of development during the last 12 years?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark

I should like to assure the hon. Member that I am in complete sympathy with what he has in mind. I am having the question examined to see whether it is practicable to bring it about.

Photo of Mr Donald Wade Mr Donald Wade , Huddersfield West

What steps have the Government taken to encourage the extension of co-partnership?

Photo of Mr George Isaacs Mr George Isaacs , Southwark

The hon. Gentleman should have put that down as a separate question.