HC Deb 18 July 1946 vol 425 cc244-5W
57. Mr. H. Strauss

asked the Minister of Labour how long a U.S. ship, which put into Falmouth for repairs, has been held up because the A.E.U. and the Boilermakers Society could not agree which union's members should fix some plugs; whether he will give an estimate of the waste and loss involved; and what steps he has taken to end the dispute and prevent a recurrence.

Mr. Isaacs

I assume that the hon. Member refers to the "Sea-Snipe" whose repairs were completed on 26th June after a delay of some three to four weeks. I am not in a position to estimate any loss involved but I am informed that the unions have reached an agreement designed to obviate similar difficulties at this port in the future.