HC Deb 28 January 1971 vol 810 cc163-4W
35. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for Employment on what date and at what time he received a communication from the General Secretary of the Post Office Union, Mr. Tom Jackson, requesting the assistance of his conciliation department in resolving the Post Office workers' dispute; on what date he replied; whether this was done by telephone or letter; and why it took so long for a reply to be sent, in view of the urgency of the matter.

Mr. R. Carr

A letter from the General Secretary of the Union of Post Office Workers requesting the use of the Department's conciliation services was received on the evening of Friday 15th

obtained from the New Earnings Survey They were and relate to April, 1970.

January. In response, my officials arranged by telephone to meet representatives of the Union and the Post Office on Monday 18th January.