§ 33. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can state the position of the strike at Loanend Colliery, Blantyre?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of TRADE (Mr. A. V. Alexander)
I have been asked to reply. My hon. Friend has no information beyond that contained in the reply he gave the hon. Member on 24th June.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Has my hon. Friend taken any interest at all in this matter? How long is the strike going to continue Is it not time that a Court of Inquiry was appointed?
§ Mr. PRINGLE
On a point of Order. Has not the Minister certain powers and duties in regard to strikes, and is it not competent for a Member to interrogate him on the exercise of those powers?
§ Mr. ALEXANDER
All I can say is that I will bring the matter before the notice of my right hon. Friend.