As a sponsored Member of the Confederation of Health Service Employees, may I associate myself with the expression of view by my right hon. Friend that the workers should get back to work, since it can only be to the disadvantage of the patients if they do not? Can my right hon. Friend tell us whether, before he went on the radio this morning, the right hon. Member for Wanstead and Woodford (Mr. Jerkin) had contacted the Department to ascertain the facts?