asked who will be appointed as umpire under Part II. of the National Insurance Bill?
The King has approved the name of Mr. W. B. Yates, barrister-at-law, for appointment as umpire under Part II. of the National Insurance Bill. Mr. Yates is a member of the Chairmen's Panel of the Court of Arbitration, and he has acted successfully as arbitrator or conciliator in a large number of labour disputes under the Conciliation Act, 1896. Mr. Yates is at present acting as the independent Chairman of the four Trade Boards established in certain trades under the Trade Boards Act.