44. Mr. Charles Ian Orr-Ewing
asked the Minister of Labour if he has any statement to make on the stoppage of work, which started on 19th October, at Duple Motor Bodies, Limited, of Hendon.
§ Mr. Isaacs
On 1st November a dispute was reported to me by the company under the provisions of the Conditions of Employment and National Arbitration Order, 1940, and I am in communication with the unions concerned. This stoppage of work involving 1,000 men arises out of the dismissal of a number of workers on grounds of redundancy.
Has the Minister any evidence to show that this is a further case of disruption of industrial production by Communists.