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National Graphical Association (Dispute)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 30th November 1983.

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Photo of Mr Leon Brittan Mr Leon Brittan , Richmond (Yorks) 3:31 pm, 30th November 1983

I have received a letter today from the hon. Gentleman about the matter to which he has referred. I shall be looking into it and replying to him.

With regard to the other matter that the hon. Gentleman raised, I do not believe that a public service is done by making remarks of that kind. Our task jointly should be to try to persuade those who are involved not to risk further danger to life and limb. That is what I have been seeking to do by illustrating and explaining the magnitude of what occurred and seeking to enlist the support of as many people as possible on both sides of the House for the condemnation of violence and the taking of action to prevent it from recurring.