I am sure my hon. friend will realize the difficulties inherent m the question. I can only repeat that the department is doing everything it can to bring about a satisfactory conclusion to the matter. Application for a hearing by both parties is now pending before the wartime labour relations board. That matter will be disposed of, I presume, on Tuesday next. I am sure that under those circumstances the leader of the opposition would not expect me to add anything more. There is a disposition to bring the matter to as speedy a conclusion as possible.
Subtopic: DISPUTE AT THE PLANT OF FORD MOTOR COMPANY