§ 92. Mr. MYERS
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that a dispute at the glass works at Alloa has been in operation for 27 weeks, involving the stoppage of more than 100 workmen; that the employers concerned refuse to meet representatives of the workmen in negotiation, decline to be parties to any method of arbitration, and have rejected strong representations made by a joint committee from the employers' association and workmen's union in the trade to discuss the matters in dispute; and whether his Department are taking any steps with a view to bringing the parties together and effecting a settlement of the dispute?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
I am advised that the facts are as stated in my hon. Friend's question. My Department has been in constant communication with the parties to the dispute, but I regret to state that up to the present it has not been possible to effect a settlement.