HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 c1284

(by Private Notice) asked the Minister for Labour if his attention has been drawn to the serious state of affairs in the jute industry in Dundee, where a lock-out of the whole industry is threatened; if he is keeping in touch with the situation, and if he will take such steps as may be open to him to utilise the machinery of conciliation at the disposal of his Department, in order to avert the widespread misery and distress resulting from the stoppage of an industry which employs such a large proportion of the working population of Dundee?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Montague Barlow)

I understand that there is a serious state of things in the jute trade in Dundee. I am keeping in close and constant touch with the situation, and shall take all proper action open to me with a view to assisting in a settlement of this dispute.