§ Mr. BOWERMAN
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that during the past four weeks some hundreds of waiters in the City of London have been in dispute with their employers regarding wages, causing serious public inconvenience; and whether the good offices of 1307W his Department have been used in the direction of endeavouring to bring the parties together in conference?
Sir R. H ORNE
I am aware of the dispute to which the right hon. Member refers. Officers of my Department have made frequent attempts since before Christmas to obtain a settlement and are in close touch with all parties, but hitherto they have not succeeded in arranging: a conference.