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THE LATE STRIKE.

DISCUSSION IN THIS HOUSE

OF COMMONS

London, February 25,

Mr Arthur Houdoison, M.P., asked whether during the stride ab Obriafc church the Psyche and Pyraraua's men weie pasadad with fixed bayonets and their guns trained on the wharves, and their searchlights used o aid the strike-breakers.

Tho Rigbt'Hori. Winston Churchill ! I replied thai; the Psyche and Pyramus i were'present at one period'of the disj pntp.' He did not bave tho exact in I information, but any irifa-H r es .idoptcA hoon nnlv hfifill n>, t.llfi HXDCBo3 Cβ

VI UfIVU UUIJ IV I tuw -- I'iGst of the responsible Government of fcho dominion. Tbe Admiralty's po&Uion wa3 explained in a telegram sent to tbe senior officer in New Zealand on October 26 as follows:-"----"Admiralty policy ia avoid all interference in labour disputes, especially in the dominion's endeavour, to avoid being in a position where likely to be called upon, and do not go unless you are personally Batisfied that your presence is necHgsary to avoid bloodshedi Tha Admiralty findg great difficultj iv believing such conditions exist." Mr Joynson Hicks a=ked if th< commander should sail away if h< thought be might be called on tc aspipfc Mr Churchill stated that it hac long been the Admiralty's policy t( i disentangle the Navy as far aa poa sible from civil disputes. M, l nnnM n Hinlrc Tf o nrxlnnv !•«

Quested the presence of a battleship, and officer thought that possibly he might be asked to asaist, should he sail away, Mr Churchill: These matters call for tact and discretion.

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THE LATE STRIKE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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THE LATE STRIKE. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4375, 27 February 1914

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