§ *SIR CHARLES DILKE
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home; Department whether an arbitration on the new Match Rules will take place on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th of the month; and whether it would be possible to suspend the arbitration and adopt the new procedure to be introduced by the Factory and Workshops Bill, of which notice has been given.
§ *SIR M. WHITE RIDLEY
Yes, Sir. The dates given are those fixed for the arbitration in London. As regards the second paragraph, the rides under arbitration are the outcome of action which the Home Office has been taking for many months, and it would be most undesirable to postpone a settlement until a new Factory Act has come into force, and then to commence proceedings de novo.