§ 59. Mr. SNOWDEN
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to a resolution of the London County Council (recorded in the London County Council Minutes, 14th May, p. 1177) to the effect that the council had decided to communicate with any associations of employers and employed in the laundry trade, asking them to consider the advisability of applying to the Board of Trade to constitute a trade board; whether he is aware that there is discontent in the laundry trade, and that the rate of wages in some branches of the trade is exceptionally low; and whether, under these circumstances, he will agree to make a Provisional Order applying the Trade Boards Act, 1909, to the laundry trade?
I have seen a copy of the resolution referred to, but I do not know what action, if any, has been taken 299 thereon. Any representations that may be made to me on the subject will receive my careful consideration.