§ MR. ASHLEY (Lancashire, Blackpool)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War if either the employers or the labourers trades union at Ipswich gave notice to terminate the agreement made under the labourers' wages arbitration award of 1899, fixing the wages rate at 5d. per hour; and whether, if the award has not been denounced by either side, it still remains in force.
§ MR. BUCHANAN
The hon. Member will understand that this is a Question which does not come within the province of the War Department. This is a Question as to the wages dispute at Ipswich, which does not directly concern the Department.