HC Deb 05 April 1965 vol 710 cc10-1W
68. Mr. Fisher

asked the Minister of Labour if he will request the Devlin Committee to inquire into the arrangements for unloading the cargo of the "Port Hobart", which recently returned to New Zealand with part of its cargo of lamb carcases still on board.

Mr. Thornton

No. The "Port Hobart" sailed with some meat cargo on board because dockers refused to load the meat on to the lorries of a firm whose driver gave evidence in recent criminal proceedings at Chelmsford Quarter sessions. This was deplorable; but an inquiry would not serve any useful purpose.