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Volume 722: debated on Tuesday 14 December 1965

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asked the Minister of Transport what Government machinery exists to ensure the continued running of the railways in the event of strikes of key workers on them.

I cannot anticipate what measures, if any, the Government would take in advance of the actual circumstances.

asked the Minister of Transport if he will introduce legislation to empower himself to intervene in threatened disputes on the railways before any disruption to services can take place as a result of such disputes.