§ Sir Frederick Burden
asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the present industrial action now taking place at Devonport dockyard commenced; and what it is about.
§ Mr. Blaker
Industrial action was taken at Devonport between Monday 22 March and Thursday 25 March inclusive in support of the trade union claim for improvements in the terms of the agreement under which shift working is organised for the refit of HMS "Sovereign". Normal working was resumed on Friday 26 March and talks continue.