HC Deb 16 July 1912 vol 41 c204
15. Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the statement issued by the Port of London employers on 12th July, pointing out that the present strike was ordered by the Transport Federation officials without consultation with the men, and that if the men resumed work forthwith they might depend upon their being allowed the freest submission of all grievances and just and generous consideration; and if he will take steps with a view to the unfettered opinion of the men being obtained as to resuming work at once on the assurances given by the Port Authority?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. Buxton, for the Prime Minister)

The Prime Minister has asked me to say that, in the existing circumstances, it would be better to defer giving an answer to this question.