HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1283-4
32 and 33. Mr. LUNN

asked the Minister of Labour (1) whether the management at Messrs. C. Roberts and Company, wagon works, Horbury Junction, are seeking to impose different conditions of employment upon their workmen, now on strike, to those which obtain in similar wagon works in the country, and that the industrial reconstruction committee for the industry so far disagreed with the firm's attitude that they refused to discuss the question: what steps are now being taken by the Ministry to bring about a settlement of this dispute;

(2) When the proposed national conference of those engaged in the wagon-building industry is likely to be held?

Lieut.-Colonel GILMOUR

Representatives of the trade unions concerned are visiting the Ministry of Labour this afternoon and it is hoped that it will then be possible to make arrangements for national conference.


Is the lion. Gentleman aware that the answer given last Wednesday on this case was incorrect, and that not only had letters been sent, but that I hold the original acknowledgment from the Ministry of such letters?

Lieut.-Colonel GILMOUR

I am afraid I was not aware of that.