HC Deb 24 October 1972 vol 843 cc221-2W
42. Mr. David Steel

asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will now offer the services of his Department in an attempt to end the three-week-old pay dispute in the Hawick knitwear industry involving over 4,000 employees.

Mr. Dudley Smith

I understand that a revised offer is being put to a meeting of the strikers this afternoon. In the circumstances the question of conciliation does not arise.