17 JUNE 1955, Page 15

SIR,—It is not for me to enter into the merits

or demerits of your article, or the proposals that you make, but you start the constructive Part of your statement by :

'First, the clause in civil servants' contracts forbidding them to strike, as a condition of their employment, should gradually be extended to all essential industries.' that they so often receive in the terms of their employment, do not go on strike; except per- haps it ought to go on record that there have been certain isolated cases of small pockets of civil servants going on strike. — Yours The Institution of Professional Civil Servants, 28' 13roadway, SW 1