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 Aubrey Jones Mr Aubrey Jones , Birmingham, Hall Green 12:00 am, 12th November 1951

The old board was publicly accountable to Parliament through a Minister and the proposal, as I understand it, is to set up a board with broadly the same composition, with representatives from the industry, from labour and the consumers, with an independent chairman or members, and to take account of the criticism of the negative character of the old board by adding to it certain positive powers. That is the proposal, as I understand it.