§ Mr. Bishop
asked the Minister of Labour whether, having considered the report from the Shipbuilding Employers' Federation following the discussions 8W between the Federation and Draughtsmen's and Allied Technicians' Association on the lock-out of 1,600 draughts-men, he will state when his observations may be expected.
§ Mr. Gunter
I have been informed that the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the T.U.C. are discussing the position with representatives of the Draughtsmen's and Allied Technicians' Association on 3rd May. In the circumstances, it would be inopportune to make the statement requested by my hon. Friend.