19 JUNE 1964, Page 13

SIR,—Mr. David Watt, your political correspon- dent, is not quite

right when he suggests that 'none of. Mr. Wilson's famous working groups has been set to consider the problems of public ownership (except, marginally, some of those concerned with science). . .

At the Scarborough Conference it was announced that a working group was to report on State owner- ship in the building industry. The executive spokes- man referred to the establishment of a National Construction Corporation to compete against free enterprise builders and he said the group's report would be published in November, 1963.

Since then there has been a studied silence from Transport House. In view of the formidable power of the building industry with all its related trades and professions it is not hard to guess the reasons for Mr. Wilson's reticence.

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