38. Captain CROOKSHANK
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The number of disputes involving a stoppage of work reported as having begun in Great Britain since the passage into law of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act (1927) is 89, affecting 21,000 workpeople in all. Small disputes involving less than 10 workpeople or lasting less than one working day are not included in this figure.
Is it not true that while these figures are very regrettable they entirely destroy the case made during the passage of the Bill?
§ Mr. MONTAGUE
Can the hon. Gentleman say how many of these disputes were strikes and how many lock-outs?
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
What has happened to the raging propaganda which was going to bring about a national up-heaval?