HC Deb 16 May 1893 vol 12 cc1053-4
MR. CAYZER (Barrow-in-Furness)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether Her Majesty's Government will give facilities for obtaining the Second Reading of the various Bills now before the House relating to the establishment of Boards of Arbitration and Conciliation in trade disputes, in order that they may be referred to the Standing Committee on Trade or otherwise considered, with a view to providing means for settling trade disputes?


The President of the Board of Trade has stated that he is disposed to refer his Bill to the Grand Committee on Trade as suggested in the question, and that he is perfectly willing that in the rear of his Bill all the other Private Bills on the same subject introduced by independent Members should also be referred to that Committee. But we are not prepared to allow time for discussion on such a Motion while we have still more important business.


Then are we to understand that all these questions, which are so important to the industrial classes, are to be shelved until the Home Rule Bill has been got rid of?


I consider it would be very much indeed to the interests of the working classes of this country if means of persuasion could be used to remove the impediments in this case.