§ 56. Captain GEE
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the temporary demand for coal for export, and the necessity for alleviating the distress amongst the miners, he will recommend to Parliament a temporary suspension of the Seven Hours Act in order to enable the miners to take advantage of the present trade to the fullest?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Bridgeman)
I have been asked to reply. In the absence of any expressed desire on the part of the representatives of those employed in the mining industry, I am not prepared, in present circumstances, to introduce the legislation suggested.
§ Mr. LAWSON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that some of the best coilieries in Durham are still working short time in spite of these orders?