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Trade Boards

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 15 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Labour whether he has considered the recommendations of Lord Cave's Committee as to Trade Boards; and whether, in view of the importance of removing the present conditions of uncertainty, he will at an early date introduce legislation on the subject?

My right hon. Friend has already said in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Bromley (Lieut.-Colonel James) that he hopes it may be possible to proceed during the present Session with the Bill now in course of preparation dealing with the important recommendations of the Cave Committee. As that course will necessarily involve some delay, and having regard to the fact that a number of important matters have been held in abeyance pending the Report of the Committee, my right hon. Friend is carefully considering at the moment whether he should not forthwith put into operation under the powers already bestowed upon him by the existing Acts, such administrative changes as the unanimous Report of the Cave Committee commended to him as desirable.