Orders of the Day — Steel Industry and Road Haulage

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th November 1951.

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Photo of Mr Duncan Sandys Mr Duncan Sandys , Wandsworth Streatham 12:00 am, 12th November 1951

The creation of such a board, representative of Government, management, labour and consumers, will, of course, be an essential feature of the proposals which we shall, in due course, submit to the House. Such a board, unlike the Corporation, could embrace the whole industry, which would be an additional advantage.

The right hon. Gentleman asked me to express an opinion upon the proposals made last week by the right hon. and learned Gentleman the Leader of the Liberal Party who drew attention to the fact that it will be some months before this Bill can be passed into law. The right hon. Gentleman said that it would never find its way on to the Statute Book.