HC Deb 15 December 1953 vol 522 c205
Mr. Isaacs (by Private Notice)

asked the Minister of Labour and National Service whether he has any further statement to make about the threatened stoppage of work on the railways.

The Minister of Labour and National Service (Sir Walter Monckton)

I have now seen representatives of the unions concerned and of the British Transport Commission. The talks are continuing today, and in the circumstances I am sure the House will excuse me from making any further statement at the moment.

Mr. Isaacs

From experience, I know the value of the sentiment in the right hon. and learned Gentleman's last words and I hope that the House will accept his statement. May I, at the same time, say that I am sure the whole House wishes him every success in his endeavours?