Obviously no one in this House would desire to press the right hon. Gentleman for a statement before he is ready to make one, but I am sure he will recognise the great anxiety, not only of hon. Members of this House, but of the public as a whole, that he should keep the House and the public in touch with developments by making a statement as soon as possible.
Yes. I can definitely give that undertaking. Of course we are all concerned, everyone is concerned, about this decision, but I am in touch with the parties about what is going on and, if the right hon. Gentleman puts down a Question tomorrow, I will try to give him definite information.
May I ask the Minister if on this occasion he will refrain from trying to associate the Communists with anything that has happened and realise that the demand for 10s. a week is a legitimate demand and that if it is granted everything will go on nicely and smoothly?