§ 53. Mr. Fisher
asked the Minister of Labour whether he will make a statement about the threatened national dock strike on 13th May.
§ Mr. Hare
A meeting of the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry is to be held on 8th May to discuss further the claim of the unions for increased wages and a shorter working week and, in view of the grave situation that a national dock strike would create, I earnestly hope that these discussions will lead to a satisfactory settlement.