§ Mr. Brooks
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity, whether the court of inquiry set up to investigate the present dispute at Girlings, Bromborough, will be empowered to examine the history of recent disputes at the factory; whether it will take evidence locally as well as in London; and when it is expected to report.
§ Mrs. Castle
The Court's terms of reference are to inquire into the causes and circumstances of the dispute. It is for the Court, which begins its hearings in London today, to determine its own procedure. The Chairman has assured me that the Court will report as soon as possible.