§ 65. Mr. RAINE
asked the Secretary for Mines whether his attention has been called to the strike at Hylton Colliery, Durham, caused by the refusal of the management to dismiss all men employed at the colliery who are not willing to subscribe to the funds of the Durham Miners' Association; and what steps he proposes to take in order to endeavour to effect a. settlement?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES(Colonel Lane-Fox)
I am aware of the circum stances to which my hon. Friend refers. My intervention has not been invited, but I understand that the management have given every encouragement to the men to join the union, even to the extent of advancing to them the funds necessary to pay up arrears of contribution. In the circumstances I do not think that intervention by me would serve any useful purpose.