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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr John Platts-Mills Mr John Platts-Mills , Finsbury 12:00 am, 7th July 1949

Following the question about damage to miners' cottages through settlement, may I refer again to the question of the damage done to the country through the non-settlement of the dock strike, and ask my right hon. Friend whether he is going to give time for discussion of the Motion standing in my name and the names of three of my hon. Friends to which I referred just now? It is the only Motion on the Notice Paper that touches this question at all and the only chance that we shall have of a Debate that will put forward some constructive proposals. We are all of us now concerned in this, and I, perhaps, more than anyone else, by reason of the fact that now in Smithfield we have those splendid workers coming out on strike.