HC Deb 07 December 1926 vol 200 c1881
35. Mr. PALING

asked the Secretary for Mines the approximate number of miners who have returned to work on an eight-hours, seven-and-a-half hours, and a seven-hours day, respectively?

Colonel LANE FOX

I have no official figures of the number of men actually at work for a period later than the week ended 27th November. Perhaps the hon. Member will repeat his question next week.

Major the Marquess of TITCHFIELO

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that this question conclusively proves that the Government never meant the Eight Hours Act to be compulsory?


We will see when the answer comes.

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