HC Deb 24 November 1926 vol 200 c391
34. Mr. SEXTON

asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that some hundreds of men lately employed by the employers in the milling industry in the Mersey district are still being victimised for their action during the general strike, notwithstanding an agreement between the men's organisation and the employers, and a promise on the part of the latter that all employs should be reinstated in accordance with the Prime Minister's suggestion when the general strike closed; and if he can do anything through his Department to help to secure the recognition of this suggestion?


I am aware that there has been some difference of opinion in the flour milling industry in the Liverpool district as to the application of the agreement for the resumption of work, made after the general strike in May last. No dispute has been reported to my Department, and the question appears to be one for the Joint Industrial Council, who, I understand, have already had it brought to their consideration.


Is the right hon. Gentleman not able to say what. the result is likely to be?


I will make inquiries and get into touch with the hon. Member.