§ Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Mines if he can make any statement as to the coal situation in Scotland and as to the outcome of the conferences held there yesterday and to-day, and if he can state what steps are being taken to secure an early settlement.
§ Mr. SHINWELL
I can only say that a delegate conference of the Scottish miners is being held this afternoon to consider whether a means can be found to secure a general resumption of work pending negotiations for a permanent settlement.
§ Mr. MILLAR
Can the hon. Gentleman say whether proposals are being considered for a settlement on the basis of no reduction of wages?