§ Mr. W. GREENWOOD
asked the Prime Minister if he will take steps to bring about a settlement of the dispute in the engineering industry?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The Unions, other than the Amalgamated Engineering Union, are taking a ballot on the modified proposals made by the employers at the conferences which ended on the 20th May. The Amalgamated Engineering Union, after an unsuccessful conference with the employers, have decided to call a national delegate conference on Friday, 2nd June. Until the results of the ballot and of this conference are known, I do not see in what way the Government can usefully take action.