HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 cc1938-9
52. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Minister of Munitions whether gas works, in consequence of manufacturing tarzol and other chemicals for high explosive shells, are, or may be, made subject to "the Munitions of War Act; and whether any difference between gasworks' employés and the management would come within the scope of Part I. of the Act or be made the subject of proclamation?


Part I. of the Munitions of War Act can be applied by proclamation to any difference between employers and workmen which in the opinion of His Majesty is directly or indirectly prejudicial to the manufacture, transport, or supply of munitions of war. This is clearly wide enough to cover differences affecting the employés in question.


My hon. Friend has not answered the first part of the question, whether gas works, in consequence of making these chemicals, come under the Munitions of War Act?


At the present time they are not being declared controlled establishments.