HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 cc1782-3W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware that a clerk employed at the Blackburn aircraft works, Dumbarton, was discharged at a moment's notice on Friday last because, it is alleged, he laughed when couplings he was carrying fell to the ground; that this led to a strike of the clerical staff as a protest against the dismissal, followed by the closing of the entire works by the management; and, in view of the national importance of this work, what steps he is taking to secure full details of the situation and to secure the return to work of 1,500 men?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

I understand that this dispute has now been settled and work is to be resumed to-morrow.