HC Deb 01 April 1969 vol 781 c89W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity if she has yet concluded her consideration of the pay proposals of the Port of London Authority for dock workers at the OCL-ACT terminal at Tilbury; on what date she was notified of the proposals; and if she will make a statement.

Mr. Harold Walker

These proposals were notified to my Department under the early warning arrangements on 3rd February, but their implementation is linked, in the view of the union concerned, with current negotiations on the second stage of the Devlin modernisation programme; my Department is keeping in close touch with both sides with a view to assisting progress in these negotiations.