§ 133. Mr. Bevins
asked the Minister of Transport what evidence he has as to the effect of the unofficial dock strike on Merseyside on shipping in the port.
§ Mr. Barnes
The unofficial dock labour strike on Merseyside has delayed the working of a large number of ships. The shipping position on the morning of 8th February was that at Liverpool 52 ships were idle and 30 under-manned; at Birkenhead 10 ships were idle at Manchester 16 ships were idle and six under-manned, and at Bromborough one ship was under-manned.