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Departmental Committees Of Inquiry

Volume 79: debated on Tuesday 21 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many departmental committees of inquiry he and his predecessors, including Ministers of Labour and Secretaries of State for Employment and Productivity, have commissioned since 1955; and what were the subjects the committees investigated, the dates they were established, who chaired them and the dates they reported.

Rehabilitation, Training and Resettlement of Disabled Persons (jointly with Minister of Health and Secretary of State for Scotland)Lord PiercyMarch 1953September 1956Cmnd. 9883
Port Transport Industry, Dock Workers (Regulation of Employment) Schemes 1947Mr. Justice DevlinJuly 1955June 1956Cmnd. 9813
Smithfield Market; causes of Industrial UnrestR. M. Wilson QCJune 1956November 1958SO code 36–242
Truck ActsDavid KarmelJuly 1959March 1961SO code 36–262
Ocean Shipowners' Tally Clerks; difficulties in Port of LondonH. Lloyd-WilliamsOctober 1960November 1960SO code 36–254
London Transport Board's Road Services, Pay and Conditions of Drivers and Conductors (jointly with Minister of Transport)Henry Phelps BrownNovember 1963Interim December 1963 Complete February 1964SO code 36–273 SO code 36–280
Yorkshire Area of the Coalmining Industry, difference involving Yorkshire Winding Enginemen's Association and National Union of Mineworkers, and National Coal BoardSir Roy Wilson QCDecember 1963February 1964SO code 36–281
Dispute at Spitalfields, Borough, Stratford, Brentford and King's Cross Markets (jointly with Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food)D. T. JackJune 1964July 1964SO code 36–287
Port Transport IndustryLord DevlinOctober 1964First November 1964Cmnd. 2523
Further report on Dock Workers' Wages Structure and PayFinal July 1965Cmnd. 2734
August 1966Cmnd. 3104
Difference between two sides of National Council for the Omnibus IndustrySir Roy Wilson QCMarch 1965May 1965SO code 36–291
Dispute between Steel Company of Wales and Amalgamated Union of Building Trade WorkersProf. D. J. RobertsonNovember 1966December 1966SO code 36–308
Labour in Building and Civil Engineering (jointly with Minister of Public Building and Works)Prof. E. H. Phelps BrownMarch 1967June 1968Cmnd. 3714
Compulsory Retirement Age of Dock WorkersJ. S. WordieJanuary 1968March 1968SO code 36–329
Dispute between Durham Local Education Authority and National Association of Schoolmasters (jointly with Secretary of State for Education and Science)Dr. W. E. J. McCarthyJuly 1969July 1969Cmnd. 4152
Difference between Newlyn Pier and Harbour Prof. W. Hagenbuch Commissioners and Transport & General Workers' UnionProf. W. HagenbuchDecember 1969March 1970SBN 11 360086 0
Heathrow (London) Airport: Disruption of Operations and Industrial Relations (jointly with President of the Board of Trade)Prof. D. J. RobertsonMarch 1970First June 1970 Final July 1970Cmnd. 4405 Cmnd. 4449
Dispute between Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers and Transport & General Workers' Union, and Fine Tubes Ltd.Prof. A. D. CampbellSeptember 1971November 1971SBN 11 360375 4

[pursuant to his reply, 7 May 1985, c. 360]: Following is a list of committees which have been identified as having reported since 1955. The list excludes advisory committees, departmental working parties, inquiries carried out under industrial courts and wages councils legislation and inquiries undertaken by one individual.





Dispute at Odhams (Watford) Ltd.Prof. G. F. ThomasonAugust 1974November 1974SBN 11 361069 6