HC Deb 27 April 1948 vol 450 c189
17. Mr. Erroll

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the strike of vehicle builders.

Mr. Isaacs

I understand that work is to be resumed tomorrow.

Mr. Erroll

Under what conditions—the old or the new conditions?

Mr. Isaacs

Under the old conditions. The Ministry have tried, in this case, to see that the men put themselves within the law before any steps are taken to act on their behalf. Now that they have undertaken to return to work, the arbitration tribunal, at their request, has postponed its hearing, by agreement with the employers. When the men have returned to work every effort will be made to see whether a settlement by negotiation can be obtained.