HC Deb 19 June 1941 vol 372 cc848-9W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Shipping whether, in connection with the recent trouble at the Manchester docks, the dockers had a legitimate grievance; whether any steps were taken to remedy such grievances; and whether he approves of the declaration of intended political victimisation made by the deputy dock controller?

Colonel Llewellin

I am not aware that the men at Manchester had any grievance which justified them in refusing to work the overtime required. We have no intention to victimise anyone but we do not intend to allow any dissident elements to hold up work at our ports.