asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reconsider his attitude towards the Temporary Staff Confederation and adopt towards them what the Government always advise in other trade disputes, namely, the setting up of some conciliation machinery to deal with the disputes or to adopt the system of arbitration?
I should remind the hon. Member that conciliation machinery already exists in the Civil Service and that the matter to which he refers was discussed through Whitley machinery for two months before executive action was taken. As regards the alternative suggestion of arbitration in this matter, I have nothing to add to my reply to a similar question put by the hon. Member on the 29th November.