§ Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Minister of Labour when he is proposing to publish Lord Cameron's Report on his inquiry into the complaint by the National Union of Bank Employees to the Committee on Freedom of Association of the International Labour Organisation; and what action he proposes to take.
§ Mr. Godber
Lord Cameron's Report has been published as a Command Paper this afternoon. Lord Cameron has found that the allegations of breaches of the International Labour Convention on the Right to Organise and to Bargain Collectively were not established. He has also made suggestions for action to improve relations in the banks. I commend these to the organisations concerned for urgent and careful consideration. I sincerely hope that full advantage will be taken of this opportunity to improve relations. Officers of the Ministry will of course be ready to give what help they can to the parties. The Inquiry was suggested by the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation and I am sending a copy of the Report to the Director General of the International Labour Office. I should like to express 113W my gratitude to Lord Cameron for his valuable public service in making this Inquiry.