§ 8. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Minister of Works whether he will make a statement about the strike of industrial employees in his Department.
§ 9. Captain John Crowder
asked the Minister of Works if he has any statement to make on the unofficial strike of the maintenance men employed by his Department in the Palace of Westminster and other Government establishments.
§ Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
Will the Minister use whatever influence he may have in the matter to ensure that the further negotiations are not unduly protracted, either by the representatives of the trade unions or anyone else concerned in the matter?
§ Captain Crowder
In view of the fact that these employees have been asking to have their wages reviewed for the last 18 months, could the Minister ask his Department to keep in closer touch with their employees?
§ Mr. W. J. Brown
Wherever the responsibility lies for the long delay in this case, if it be the case that something like 18 months have elapsed since this matter was first raised, is it not possible for the Government to impress upon trade unions and Government Departments alike the necessity for the urgent treatment of such claims?