HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 c192W
79. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware of the strike which is in process at Tronoh Mines, Perak, Malaya; and whether he will request his Labour Department in the Federation to take steps to bring the two parties together, with a view to arriving at a mutually satisfactory settlement or to hold an inquiry into the cause of the dispute.

Mr. Hopkinson

Yes. Before this strike began the Labour Department of the Federation took active steps with the Mining Employee's Union and Employers'Association, to seek a settlement. It is ready now to bring the parties together, but they have been unwilling to compromise. The causes of the dispute are clear and no need is seen for an inquiry.