HC Deb 01 July 1924 vol 175 c1122
57. Mr. AYLES

asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the mineowners in the Bristol district have refused to accept the national agreement entered into between the mineowners of Great Britain and the Miners' Federation; and, seeing that such action is leading to grave industrial unrest and dislocation, what steps is he prepared to take to bring the Bristol mineowners into line with those in other parts of the country?


A meeting has been arranged for Thursday next between representatives of the Mining Association, the Miners' Federation and the mineowners and miners in the Bristol district to consider the situation in that coalfield. I hope that this meeting may be able to dispose of the question.