§ 90. Sir K. WOOD
asked the Minister of Labour the present position of the strike at Loanend Colliery, Blantyre, and the matters that have brought about this dispute; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter, such as the institution of a court of inquiry?
The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. Alexander)
I have been asked to 868 reply. I understand the colliery is still idle. My hon. Friend informed the hon. Member on 18th June of the reasons for the stoppage. There is provision in the rules of the Trades Union Congress for dealing with disputes of this character, and I do not think it necessary to ask my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour to set up a court of inquiry.