§ Mr. HAILWOOD
(by private Notice) asked the Leader of the House if he recognises the serious state the country will be in on Monday next in consequence of the bakers' strike, which is to commence on Saturday next, and is he aware that the deadlock is duo to the policy being pursued by the Ministry of Food, and what steps he proposes to take to avoid the calamity?
§ Mr. WARDLE
I have been asked to reply to this question. The Ministry of Labour has been in contact with all the parties to the dispute, and to-day at a meeting in the Ministry the representative of the Ministry of Food made a communication to the employers' secretary which appears likely to remove the difficulty. Further meetings with the parties to the dispute arc being arranged.