HC Deb 09 April 1923 vol 162 cc880-1
Mr. MOREL (by Private Notice)

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is now able to make any statement as to the lock-out in the Dundee jute industry and as to the prospects of an early settlement of the dispute.


I am glad to have this opportunity of making a statement on this matter. As the hon. Member is aware, I have kept in constant touch with the developments in this dispute and the efforts which have been made to effect a settlement. On Thursday last, after discussion with both sides, Sir David Shackleton, on my behalf, arranged a joint conference of the employers' and workers' organisations, when the whole position was examined. At the end of the conference certain proposals were put forward for the consideration of both sides as a basis for the resumption of work. These proposals are under the consideration of the parties.