§ 42. Mr. David Steel
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will 222W 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.