HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1411

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade a question of which I have given him private notice: whether his attention has been called to the strike of 700 navvies at the new dock works, Liverpool, and whether the Labour Exchanges have to-day been requested by the Mersey Dock Board to help in supplying men to fill the places of those on strike; and whether he will cause immediate notice to be issued to the Labour Exchange superintendents not to use their Exchanges for the supply of blackleg labour to place the strikers?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton)

I have only this moment received the letter containing notice of the question from the hon. Member, and I have not yet had an opportunity of making inquiries, but will do so immediately. I feel very confident if the superintendents themselves have had notice of the strike they have given proper notice of it to those registered on the Exchanges. I shall make inquiries.