§ MR. T. RICHARDSON (Hartlepool)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, whether, in view of the fact that a wages dispute exists on the northeast coast which already threatens to seriously affect thousands of workmen, he is prepared to name an early day for the Second Reading of the Trades Dispute and Conciliation Bill?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY
Sir, I hope this Bill may get through the Second Reading and be referred to a Grand Committee soon, but that will partly depend on the action the House may take in regard to it. My hope is that we shall be able to pass the Second Reading at an early date.
§ MR. WILLIAM ALLAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he could not see his way at this juncture to offer his services as a mediator or to appoint some persons to act for him in this great dispute which had taken place amongst the engineers of the north-east coast?