§ Mr. REMER
(by Private Notice) asked the Prime Minister whether his attention 739 has been called to the imminence of the dock strike due to start on the 16th February; whether he is aware that negotiations in this matter wee being seriously prejudiced by the answer given by the Minister of Health to the deputation from the Poplar Board of Guardians; and whether he will give an assurance that promises of full maintenance to people engaged in industrial disputes will not be sanctioned?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. There is a conference at present sitting in the Ministry of Labour on the subject. There is no truth in the suggestion contained in the second part of the question that negotiations were seriously prejudiced by the answer given by the Minister of Health to the deputation from the Poplar Board of Guardians. With regard to the last part of the question, the Government will act in accordance with the law as laid down by Statute and by the findings of the Courts.