§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he is aware that the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen has declared itself against the Government's wage standstill and is asking for an appointment with him; and whether he will agree to receive representatives of the union before Wednesday, 10th August.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The Answer to the first part of the Question is "Yes"; the Answer to the second part is that my right hon. Friends the First Secretary and the Minister of Labour hope to meet representatives of the Union on 12th August.