HC Deb 08 February 1951 vol 483 c244W
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.