Mr. FRED HALL (Dulwich)
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the number of trade disputes which have taken place since 30th June, 1909, show an increase over the number of such disputes during the three years prior to that date?
The number of disputes, causing a stoppage of work, which have been recorded by the Board of Trade since 30th June, 1909, is 1,753, which compares with 1,420 in the three years prior to that date.
Mr. FRED HALL
Does the hon. Gentleman attribute the increase since June, 1909, to the speech made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer at Limehouse at that time?