Hallside Steel Works, Lanarkshire (Dispute)

Oral Answers to Questions — National War Effort – in the House of Commons on 20th April 1944.

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Photo of Mr Emanuel Shinwell Mr Emanuel Shinwell , Seaham

asked the Minister of Labour if he will make a statement on the dispute at Hallside Steel Works, Lanarkshire; and whether the men have offered to resume on the understanding that there is no discrimination against trade unionists.

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

My officers are in touch with both parties to this dispute, which arises because of the need to make a substantial reduction in the labour force employed. In order that the facts may be clearly ascertained, I am arranging for an independent inquiry.