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Southampton-St Malo Ferry Dispute

Volume 893: debated on Thursday 12 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on the industrial dispute that followed the attempt by the owners of the vessel "Mary Poppins" to inaugurate a new ferry service from Southampton to St. Malo.

I understand that industrial action on both sides of the Channel prevented the inauguration and that talks are now taking place under an independent chairman between the Travemuende-Trelleborg Line and representatives of the British and French trade unions concerned.