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Joint Production Committees

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 12 May 1943

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asked the Minister of Production whether he will give an assurance that the advisability of continuing in peace-time as a permanent part of our industrial system joint production committees is receiving active consideration?

Joint production committees are voluntary bodies established by agreement between employers and workpeople. I am sure that in the light of the experience gained their continuance after the war will be given the closest consideration by the organisations directly concerned.

Is there any possibility that these bodies will be continued after the war so far as the Government have any influence in the matter?

They are voluntary bodies, and the initiative must lie with industry.

Does the Minister suggest that there is any question of abandoning these most useful institutions?