72. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Minister of Labour to what extent craft demarcation barriers have been removed and interchangeability between crafts and skills permitted in the Clyde shipyards since January 1965; and what progress has been made in this direction since the new Fairfield project was established.164W
§ Mr. Thornton
There have been a number of agreements since January 1965 for the more flexible use of labour. This is encouraging but more should be done. The management at Fairfields has, I understand, begun to discuss with the unions ways in which working methods might be improved.