HC Deb 21 March 1922 vol 152 c246

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that there is a dispute between the Paper Workers' Union and Messrs. Simpkin Marshall, Hamilton and Kent. Limited, with the result that the customers of the said firm, numbering about 600, are precluded from obtaining their supplies, that many of these are ex-service men, dependent for their livelihood on their supply of newspapers, and whether the book trade of the country is being seriously affected, and whether the Minister proposes taking any action in the matter?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Dr. Macnamara)

I regret that I only received this notice a few minutes ago. No doubt my hon. Friend left it in my room earlier. May I make further inquiry, and communicate with my hon. Friend?