§ 96. Mr. Awbery
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies if he is aware that the employees of the shipyard at Malta are no longer covered by the Whitley Committee which formerly governed their wages and conditions when they were employees of the Government, and are consequently excluded from the recent award; and what steps have been taken to establish a Whitley Council to deal with the wages and conditions of the shipyard workers.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The Joint Industrial Council, to which I assume the hon. Member refers, is concerned with the industrial employees of the Malta Government and the Service Departments. The wages and conditions of the dockyard workers now employed by Bailey (Malta) Limited are a matter for negotiation between the trade unions concerned and the employers.