§ 51. Sir W. SUGDEN
asked the Minister of Labour what steps are being taken to organise the various trade unions and employers' federations by his Department in respect to co-partnery, co-partnership, profit sharing, rationalisation of industry, and demarcation of process; and if any industries have applied to him also for collaboration and consideration of these matters with any foreign nations otherwise than by the International Labour Section and the League of Nations?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
The adoption of schemes of co-partnership or profit-sharing is a matter for the employers and workers concerned. The Ministry regularly collects information concerning such schemes and this is made available for the use of those who are interested in the subject. Questions relating to demarcation of process are also matters for settlement within the various industries, but the services of the Ministry are always available for assisting in the settlement of any difficulties which may arise. The answer to the last part of the question is in the negative.