§ 30. Mr. JESSON
asked the Minister of Labour if his attention has been called to the threat of Mr. C. B. Cochran, theatrical manager, to lock out all actors and actresses who belong to the Actors' Union; whether he is aware that the Actors' Union was formed for the purpose of improving the terms and conditions of employment for actors and actresses; and whether he can see his way to take action, in the interests of all connected with dramatic art, and offer the services of his Department to remove any cause of friction which may lead to a dispute involving the trade unions representing the actors, musicians, and employ½s?
§ Sir R. HORNE
No complaint of the nature referred to has been received by the Ministry of Labour. Inquiry is being made into the matter.