HC Deb 17 July 1956 vol 556 cc77-8W
57. Mr. G. Darling

asked the Minister of Labour what action he has taken in the steel works maintenance men's dispute, since he was officially notified of the dispute on 3rd May.

Mr. Carr

This dispute was notified to my Department in a letter from the employers' association dated 3rd May and on 7th May my officers met representatives of the unions concerned. Since then there have been informal talks and correspondence with the parties, and my right hon. Friend has now set up a court of inquiry.

firms of consulting engineers to prepare a joint report on the practicability, design and estimated cost of constructing a movable flood barrier at a suitable point on the river.