§ 82. Mr. PENNY
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been drawn to the case of the Post Office mail van drivers who, in consequence of the 467 conduct of a section of the strikers in the recent dock dispute, left their work; and whether, in the general interests of the community, he will take steps to amend the Trades Disputes Act, 1906, in regard to so-called peaceful picketing?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Rhys Davies)
I have been asked to reply to this question. I am not aware of any incident answering to the hon. Member's description. If he is thinking of the case of the Tilbury mails, my information as to what occurred does not point to any necessity for a change in the law.
§ Mr. DAVIES
All necessary steps were taken to see that the work of the Government was carried on. I ought to add that this is one of the most peaceful industrial disputes which have ever taken place in this country.