HC Deb 18 January 1996 vol 269 c687W
Mr. Parry

To ask the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the recent petition presented to 10 Downing street by Liverpool dockworkers' wives. [10250]

The Prime Minister

The abolition of the dock labour scheme has enabled United Kingdom ports to take full advantage of the commercial opportunities available to them. The Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has grasped these opportunities to make the port of Liverpool one of the most successful ports in the country. Supporting this unofficial action would serve only to threaten the growing success of the port of Liverpool.

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