§ 71. Mr. Awbery
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the seamen's strike at Singapore has now been proceeding for over three months; and what steps are being taken by the labour department of the Colony to bring it to an end.
§ Mr. Lyttelton
I would refer to the reply given by my right hon. and learned Friend the Minister of State to the hon. Member's Question on 5th May. This is an inter-union dispute and the vessels of the company concerned have continued to ply normally. In fact, no strike exists in the ordinary sense of the term.
The Singapore Government now have available the assistance of an adviser on seamen's unions seconded from the National Union of Seamen in this country.