Oral Answers to Questions — London Docks (Ships' Clerks' Strike)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 7th June 1951.

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Photo of Mr Peter Thorneycroft Mr Peter Thorneycroft , Monmouth 12:00 am, 7th June 1951

Can the right hon. Gentleman say how far essential goods, such as food supplies, are jeopardised by this strike? Secondly, can he say what action is being taken, preferably through the trade union movement, to bring home to those who are concerned with work in the docks the immense damage which is done to the national effort, not merely by delay in delivering certain cargoes, but by the immobilisation of large quantities of shipping and their withdrawal from the sea lanes?