HC Deb 22 April 1971 vol 815 c418W
43. Dr. Dickson Mabon

asked the Secretary of State for Employment why he instructed his Department in March not to assist in efforts to settle the dispute between the Scott-Lithgow Group and the Boilermakers Society.

Mr. David Howell

My Department kept a close watch on events throughout this dispute and in view of the level of increase which had already been offered it was not thought appropriate for my officers to intervene or for the services of my Department to be used.