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Wednesday, 1 December 1965

Mr HAWORTH (Isaacs) .- 1 move -

In sub-clause (1.), after " members " insert " and that each Division include one member who has had practical experience in industry or commerce ".

We are discussing the question of the constitution of the tribunal. My proposal is that at least one-third of the membership of the tribunal shall consist of persons who have had practical experience in industry or commerce. Some of the people who are appointed may be very good administrators. They may be - although it is unlikely - public servants. They may even be economists, although that too is unlikely. As I have said before, there is no objection to a public servant, an economist or an academic. However, we should have on this tribunal some people with practical experience of industry or commerce so as to remove all possibility of criticism of the tribunal on the grounds of bias.

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