§ Mr. JOHN WARD
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.