§ 33. Mr. John Page
asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether arrangements have been made to ensure that those civil servants who absented themselves in order to take part in the dispute on 27th February will have their pay stopped for the relevant period.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister for the Civil Service why he will not invoke the Industrial Relations Act to deal with the industrial dispute affecting the civil servants.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
Circumstances have not so far arisen in which I consider it would have been appropriate to invoke the Industrial Relations Act.