§ Mr. Robin F. Cook
asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether the current dispute between journalists and management of the Edinburgh Evening News has been referred to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Harold Walker
I understand that the Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service has not so far been involved in attempts to settle this dispute. I am sure that the Service would consider carefully any request by the parties for assistance in resolving the matter.