§ 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 347W 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.