HC Deb 22 March 1938 vol 333 cc996-7
54. Mr. Buchanan

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware of the serious stoppage of work now taking place at the aircraft works of Messrs. Hawkers, Brooklands; that this firm is engaged on important Government contracts; and whether his Department have taken any steps to bring the parties together?

Mr. E. Brown

According to my information this stoppage of work is not recognised by the trade unions concerned. I understand that efforts are being made by the unions to secure a resumption of work. When work is resumed the agreed machinery in the industry for the settlement of disputes can operate.

Commander Marsden

Is the Minister's Department taking any steps to endeavour to bring together the employers and the workmen?

Mr. Brown

We are in touch both with the employers' and the employés' associations.