§ Mr. HACKING (by Private Notice)
asked the Minister of Labour whether she has any statement to make to the House in connection with the dispute in the cotton industry?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
It is my desire to give all assistance in my power towards a settlement of this regrettable dispute. The House will appreciate that, as a ballot of the operatives is now being taken, it is undesirable for me to make any comment on the position.
§ Mr. McSHANE
If the employers are unable to carry on their industry with decency to the men and women—