HC Deb 05 July 1954 vol 529 c1788
40. Mr. Albu

asked the Minister of Supply whether the claim of the superintendents of Royal ordnance factories for a revision of salaries has yet been settled.

Mr. Sandys

If, by the word "settled," the hon. Member means accepted, the answer is, No, Sir.

Mr. Albu

In view of the fact that it was thought advisable to have the matter referred to arbitration, is there any reason why that should not be done?

Mr. Sandys

That would not be the normal practice in cases of this kind. It would be a complete departure from the procedure that has been followed previously.