HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 cc147-8W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Minister of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the troubles concerning the servicing of nuclear submarines at Rosyth Dockyard.

Lord Balniel

Except for the Port Auxiliary Service, whose industrial members at Rosyth withdrew their labour on 23rd May, the dockyard is working normally and the refitting of HMS "Repulse" has been only slightly affected. We are discussing with the trade unions ways of settling the Port Auxiliary Service dispute and of securing the with- drawal of threats made some time ago by other employees to revert to 40-hour working.