§ 81 Mr. Roy Hughes
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the six monold strike involving boilermakers in South Wales which has seriously affected the dry dock industry there and is causing considerable hardship to the workpeople involved; and whether he has yet taken a decision to intervene in this dispute with a view to bringing about a settlement.
§ Mr. Gunter
I understand that at Swansea and Port Talbot an interim agreement has been reached and work has been resumed. I also understand that the Bristol Channel Shiprepairers' Association and the union have made progress towards a settlement and are continuing discussions. In the circumstances I have decided there is no reason at present for me to intervene. I shall continue to keep a close watch on the situation.