§ 66. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he first received an application from the National Union of Vehicle Builders for the Engineering Trades Joint Council Agreement to be applied to its members employed in his Department's work shops at Greenford, Swindon, and Wake field; if he is aware of the dissatisfaction of the employees at the delay in reaching a decision on the application; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Woodhouse
The National Union of Vehicle Builders submitted this claim on 2nd April. I appreciate that the staff concerned are anxious for a decision on it but it has raised a number of issues requiring careful consideration. I hope that it will be possible to send the Union a reply soon.