§ Sir Knox Cunningham
asked the Minister of Aviation what steps he is taking to maintain air services between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and prevent the disruption of such services by one-day strikes; if he will consider the use in such circumstances of other airfields in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement about the progress that is being made to settle the wages dispute at Aldergrove civil airport.
§ Mr. Roy Jenkins
I deeply regret the serious inconvenience caused to the public by the unofficial strike on 12th November at Aldergrove and some other Ministry Airports.
Services quickly returned to normal and the men agreed to resume normal work whilst negotiations were in progress. Such negotiations are proceeding.
I hope that further strikes will not occur but if they should do so I will certainly consider any proposals put to me by airlines for the use of other airfields.