67. Mr. William
Hamilton asked the Secretary of State for Employment on how many occasions in the last 20 months he has intervened in attempted settlements of industrial disputes.
§ Mr. Redmond
asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many disputes his Department conciliated in 1971, and how many disputes were arbitrated.
§ Mr. R. Carr
My officers conciliated in 650 disputes during 1971. Seventy-six differences referred to arbitration with the consent of both parties were the subject of hearings under the provisions of the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, and other relevant legislation.