HC Deb 25 October 1920 vol 133 c1309

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the importance of securing a larger output of coal, he will cause an impartial tribunal to be formed for the purpose of inquiring into and reporting upon the reasons for the decreased output as compared with the pre-War period?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Lloyd George)

The discussions, with a view to the settlement of the coal dispute, have been based on the assumption that there will be joint examination and co-operation between the coal-owners and the miners, with a view to securing the maximum output. I hope, therefore, that the suggestion contained in the question will not be necessary.