HC Deb 12 March 1952 vol 497 c138W
40. Mr. Orbach

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty what steps he proposes to take to bring the strike of Maltese dock workers to an end; on what basis his Department's decision on increased wages and arrears of wages was arrived at; and why his Department refuses to submit the dispute to arbitration.

Mr. Digby

As the House will be aware, since this Question was placed upon the Order Paper, the strike has been called off and representatives of the Malta General Workers' Union are to visit London for discussions on their claim. In the circumstances it would be better that I should not attempt to reply to the second and third parts of the Question.