HC Deb 12 May 1915 vol 71 c1641
48. Sir J. D. REES

asked whether His Majesty's Government proposes to suspend the Eight Hours Act in view of the difficulties resulting from the operation of that measure at the present time?


A Home Office Committee has been considering the question of the organisation of the coal industry with a view to meeting the national requirements, and hopes, I understand, to be able to report shortly. I am not in a position to make any statement on the subject at the present moment.