Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Situation (Discussions)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th December 1956.

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Photo of Mr Arthur Lewis Mr Arthur Lewis , West Ham North 12:00 am, 13th December 1956

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the economic crisis resulting from petrol rationing, he will arrange to meet the Trades Union Congress and the Federation of British Industries for discussions on our economic difficulties and, in return for an assurance from the Trades Union Congress that it will encourage wage restraint, give a promise that the Government will suspend all controversial legislation, and plan the economy so that all sacrifices are shared among the British people.