HC Deb 27 February 1924 vol 170 c466
81. Mr. PENNY

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will take steps to introduce legislation, on the principle of what is known as enforced ventilation, in industrial disputes similar to that obtaining in Canada, and which has worked most successfully, so that no public service shall be held up until the public has had an opportunity of forming an opinion on the merits of the case?


The main principle of the Canadian Act is contained in Part II of the Industrial Courts Act, under which the Minister of Labour is empowered to appoint a Court of Inquiry for the purpose of providing Parliament and the public with an independent statement of the facts relating to a dispute. As at present advised, I do not consider it necessary to seek the extension of these powers.