asked the Minister of Labour whether he will introduce legislation to establish a national council to inquire into inconsistencies and omissions in existing industrial safety provisions and to keep such provisions under periodical review.
My hon. Friend knows that we are already in consultation with the T.U.C. and the C.B.I. on means of strengthening the machinery for dealing with this matter but—on what I think is the real point of his question—I have come to the conclusion that such a body as he has in mind, and earnestly believes in, would be too large and its elements too varied for it to achieve a successful result.