§ Sir A. Knox
asked the Minister for the Co-ordination of Defence whether the Engineering Employers' Federation, on 5th April, invited the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions to meet them in order to discuss the speeding up of the armament programme; whether this meeting has yet taken place; and what is the cause of the delay?
§ Sir T. Inskip
I understand that a joint meeting took place to-day between the Engineering and Allied Employers' National Federation, the Amalgamated Engineering Union, the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions and the National Union of Foundry Workers. A statement was made on behalf of the employers and the conference adjourned to give the unions the opportunity of considering the statement and reporting to their executives.