§ 41. Sir J. POWER
asked the Secretary for Mines whether any and, if so, how many additional persons have entered the coal-mining industry since the end of the coal dispute; and if he can now state when the restriction of recruitment to the industry will come into operation?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I have been asked to reply. I regret that figures are not available showing the number of new entrants into the industry. As regards the second part of the question, negotiations with the parties have reached an advanced stage, and I hope will be completed shortly.