§ 55. Mr. Oliver
asked the Minister of Labour what progress is being made in the dispute affecting salaried staffs of the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company, Bath Electric Tramways Limited, Bath Tramway Motor Company, Cheltenham District Traction Company submitted to his Department under the appropriate Order on 27th May last.
§ Mr. Watkinson
A letter was received on 31st May from the trade union concerned reporting that a dispute existed affecting members of the union employed by these companies and asking that the dispute be referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement. The letter did not contain sufficient particulars of the dispute to constitute a valid report under the Industrial Disputes Order, 1951. The further particulars which the union undertook to furnish have now102W been received, and the dispute is being referred to the Industrial Disputes Tribunal for settlement.