§ Mr. F. Noel-Baker
asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the recent stoppage of work at the Pressed Steel Company's factory, near Swindon.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
About 1,100 workers employed by the Pressed Steel Company Limited, Swindon, ceased work on 4th February in connection with a wages claim which has been rejected by the firm. I understand that the strike was unofficial. Work was resumed today 10th February, to allow negotiations under the agreed procedure to continue.