HC Deb 07 May 1962 vol 659 c5W
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.