HC Deb 18 October 1950 vol 478 cc2043-4
50. Sir H. Williams

asked the Minister of Defence on how many occasions since July, 1945, have Service men been used to do civilian work because of industrial disputes.

Mr. Shinwell

Members of the Forces have been used on 11 occasions since July, 1945, to maintain essential supplies and services which otherwise would have been interrupted by industrial disputes.

Sir H. Williams

How does that compare with the days of Tory misrule?

Mr. Shinwell

Our record is very much better than the record of the Government of the hon. Gentleman's party.