§ 76. Mr. LAWTHER
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will take the necessary steps to inquire as to why elected representatives of the workmen at various collieries in Durham, Kent, and Nottingham, known as check-weighers, are denied facilities of conducting negotiations on behalf of these organisations?
§ Mr. TURNER
The conduct of trade union negotiations is not part of the statutory duties of a check-weigher but in most cases he conducts minor negotiations with the mutual consent of both owners and men.
§ Mr. LAWTHER
Will the Secretary for Mines take steps to see that where these facilities are refused, they are allowed to have some facilities?