17. Sir F. HALL
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he will consider the possibility of arranging for an independent commission of inquiry to visit Russia and to examine and report upon the labour conditions obtaining in the coal-mining industry; and if he will take steps to prohibit the importation of coal from Russia until the results of such inquiry are available?
§ Mr. W. GRAHAM
The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative; the second part therefore does not arise.
Sir F. HALL
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the miners of America protested against the importation of anthracite from Russia into the United States, and is it not a fact that the reason why miners in this country have not protested is that the secretary of the Miners' Federation is so closely connected with the Third International?
§ Mr. W. J. BROWN
Are any steps being taken to publish a report of the Prince of Wales upon mining conditions in our own country?