HC Deb 26 April 1937 vol 323 c33
Mr. Bossom

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister of Labour whether, having regard to the continued stoppage of ' bus services in the Maidstone area, he can take any constructive action to terminate the present unsatisfactory conditions?

Mr. E. Brown

The stoppage of work took place without the authority of the union of which the men are members, and until the constitutional position is restored by a return to work it is not possible for the matters is dispute to be discussed. As I stated recently, in reply to the hon. and gallant Member for Rochester (Captain Plugge), if the men resume work, in accordance with the advice of their union, their grievances can be considered in a constititional manner.

Mr. Bossom

Do I understand that, if the men return to work, their grievances can be immediately discussed?

Mr. Brown