HC Deb 01 November 1920 vol 134 c17
13. Captain R. TERRELL

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the suggested settlement in the coal dispute will mean any increase to the private consumer in the price of the article; and, if so, to what extent and on what method of assessment?

The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Bridgeman)

The terms of the suggested coal settlement provide that, pending the submission to the Government of a scheme for the regulation of wages in the industry, the proposed increases in miners' wages shall be regulated by, and met out of the proceeds of export coal, and not by an increase in the pithead price of coal for inland consumption.

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