HC Deb 13 March 1912 vol 35 c1097
Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)

asked the Prime Minister whether, before announcing to the representatives of the Miners' Federation on the 29th February last the proposal of the Government to introduce legislation providing for the payment of a minimum wage to miners, he had taken any steps to ascertain whether the Federation would, in return for such concession, be prepared to refer the final settlement of a schedule of minimum rates of wages to the decision of the tribunals whose constitution he foreshadowed?

Mr. McKENNA (for the Prime Minister)

I must refer the hon. Member to the speech I made in the House on 4th March, in which he will find a full account of the negotiations, and to which I have nothing to add.