HC Deb 07 November 1966 vol 735 cc222-3W
Sir C. Osborne

asked the Minister of Labour what new steps he is taking to end the five-week-old unofficial strike of car delivery drivers which has brought Austin's factory at Birmingham to a standstill and made 13,000 men idle; and if he will seek to provide through the unemployment exchanges other car drivers who are willing to work and restart the factory.

Mr. Gunter

My officers have been in almost daily touch with the parties in this official strike, but there has not so far been any indication that intervention by the Ministry could help to bring about a settlement.

The firms concerned have not asked the employment exchanges for car delivery drivers.