§ Mr. Gunter
I have been in close touch with representatives of both sides of the National Joint Council for the Port Transport Industry, about the situation in Hull. Action by them and by the local joint committee has not yet brought the unofficial strikes to an end. These have had a serious effect on the working of the port and may lead to permanent loss of trade. I urge all workers in the Hull docks to resume normal working so that existing differences may be dealt with through the constitutional procedure of the industry.