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Dock Strikes

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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3.45 p.m.

Talks took place in the Ministry of Labour this morning with representatives of the National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers and of the Port Employers in London. Some progress was made, and certain proposals were formulated. The General Secretary of the National Amalgamated Stevedores and Dockers has taken these proposals to his Executive, which meets this afternoon. I am not able to make any further statement at the present moment, but I will inform the House as soon as there is more to report.

I am sure that the whole House will be delighted to know that these talks are so successful so far. We hope that they will lead to a resumption of normal working at an early date. If Mr. Speaker gave permission, would the right hon. and learned Gentleman be prepared to answer a Question on this matter tomorrow?