§ 10. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour if she is aware that a dispute is in progress at the works of a well-known cider firm in the Eastern Counties on the question of wages and victimisation of employés; that representations have been made to her Department with a view of bringing the two sides together; if she can state the result of such representations; and whether the firm is now prepared to meet officials of the union concerned?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
My Department has been in communication with the firm and the union concerned in this dispute, both before and since the stoppage of work which took place on 19th June. The firm state that they have all the labour they require, and that they regard the dispute as at an end. I regret that it has not so far been possible to arrange a meeting between the firm and officials of the Union.