§ SIR C. W. DILKE (Gloucester, Forest of Dean)
I beg to ask the hon. and learned Member for North Hackney whether, looking to the fact that Trade Councils exist in London and the great cities, and in many other towns, at the present time, he will be good enough to explain, either before or on the Motion for leave to introduce, the intention of his proposed Bill to make provision for the establishment of Trade Councils?
§ MR. BOUSFIELD
The Bill proceeds on the lines of the Mining Boards Bill introduced earlier in the Session. It provides for the establishment of Trade Councils, consisting of equal numbers of employers and workmen, and proposes to give them powers to deal with trade disputes, hours of labour, insurance for accidents, the unemployed, and other matters.
§ * SIR C. W. DILKE
Has the hon. Member considered whether the title "Trade Council" will not lead to confusion in view of the Trade Councils already existing?
§ * MR. SPEAKER
Order, order! The hon. Baronet can ask that question when the Motion for leave to introduce the Bill is made.