HC Deb 29 July 1966 vol 732 cc346-7W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Minister of Labour if he proposes to advise or require the Coventry Corporation to withdraw the recent local agreement negotiated for the pay and conditions of busmen; if he is aware of the difficulties of recruiting adequate staff for busmen in the Coventry area; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Gunter

No. The agreement became effective on 19th June, 1966. I am aware of the difficulties of recruiting staff for busmen in Coventry and I understand that this agreement is intended to improve recruitment and to make a better use of existing staff.