HC Deb 16 February 1914 vol 58 c585
63. Mr. ALDEN

asked the President of the Board of Trade if he can see his way to offer his advice and assistance to the employers and men of the building trades in the London area, with a view to settling the dispute, which is causing suffering and hardship?


The good offices of the Board of Trade are, as is well known, at the disposal of the parties to the dispute referred to by my hon. Friend, should they desire to avail themselves of them, and the Chief Industrial Commissioner has been in frequent communication with both parties. I understand, however, that at the moment efforts are being made in other quarters to arrange a conference on the matter.