§ Major-General Sir N. MOORE
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that through the continuance of the moulders' strike many thousands of workers in the engineering and allied industries are unable to work but a portion of the week and in some instances are precluded from working at all; and whether, in view of the serious position resulting in the loss to the country of trade estimated at some hundreds of thousands of pounds in consequence of the restricted output brought about by this strike, he will endeavour to secure by arbitration or conference a settlement of this unfortunate dispute?
§ Mr. WARDLE
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part of the question, I understand that, in view of the rodent award of the Interim Court of Arbitration for the Engineering Trades, negotiations between the parties concerned are being reopened.