HC Deb 14 June 1915 vol 72 c500
46. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government is considering the need for the suspension of the Eight Hours Act, in view of the bearing of the question of coal production upon the present crisis?


The Prime Minister has asked me to reply to this question. I would refer the hon. Member to the Report of the Departmental Committee on conditions prevailing in the coal-mining industry due to the War, which was presented to Parliament the other day, and especially to paragraph 6 of the Summary of Conclusions. Action under this recommendation is being considered.