§ Mr. Adley
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether his Department was asked to intervene in the industrial dispute at the London Motor Show immediately prior to its opening; if he will list the occasions on which disputes requiring his intervention have taken place at previous Motor Shows; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chichester-Clark
My Department was not asked to intervene in the industrial dispute affecting the London Motor Show, nor has there been any such intervention within recent years. The show opened on the scheduled date, although I understand that work on some stands had not been completed. The dispute related to pay proposals which, in the Pay Board's view, exceeded the stage 2 limit.