§ 43. Mr. R. Bell
asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air when the working party set up last year by agreement between his Department and the Amalgamated Engineering Union to consider difficulties arising under the relaxation agreement of 1939 last met; and what progress it has reported.
The working party last met on the 24th August, 1951. As regards progress, I have little to add to the reply which I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Finchley (Mr. J. E. Crowder) on 30th April, 1952. As I informed my hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries (Mr. N. Macpherson) on 14th May, the Amalgamated Engineering Union have accepted my invitation to further talks and we are still waiting to hear from them when it will be convenient to meet.
§ Mr. Edelman
Would not progress in this matter be more rapid if the Government showed more willingness and ability in carrying out the full employment policy of their predecessors?