HC Deb 24 January 1929 vol 224 c338 60. The following question stood upon the Order Paper in the name of MR. DENNISON: To ask the Minister of Labour if his attention has been directed to the action of the Scottish manufactured iron trade employers having posted notices intimating reductions in wages and the lengthening of working hours of the workpeople, about which there is disagreement; if he is aware that there is a conciliation and arbitration board, the rules of which provide for disputes being referred to arbitration, and that the manufacturers have declined the workpeople's offer of arbitration in accordance with the constitution of the board; and, in view of the serious consequences of a stoppage in this industry and the desirability of maintaining the integrity of joint machinery of conciliation and arbitration, will he take all the steps in his power to have the rules of the board complied with.

In view of the negotiations which are pending, I beg to ask leave to postpone this question.