HC Deb 20 January 1931 vol 247 cc13-4
19. Mr. BROOKE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if the Committee on River Pollution is still pursuing its work; what rivers they have reported on; and whether a report on the River Leven, Dumbartonshire, is expected?

The SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. William Adamson)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. A report has been received on the River Tweed and its tributaries, and it is understood that a report on the River Esk (Midlothian) will be submitted at an early date. As regards the last part of the question, I

Position in regard to District Agreements as to Hours of Work, etc., in
January, 1931.
District. Hours (Underground) at present. Remarks.
Weekdays. Saturdays. Per fortnight.
Bristol 8 5 90 Wages unchanged. Day to day contracts. One pit continues to work on previous terms as recommended by Coal Mines National Industrial Board.
Cannock Chase 8 5 90 Wages unchanged; arrangement made up to 31st March.
Cumberland 7hrs. 42 mins. 90 Wages unchanged; arrangement effective to 28th February, 1931.
Lancashire and Cheshire 6 894 Surface workers manipulating coal reduced by quarter of time added in 1926. Wages and customs unchanged; arrangement effective to end of March, 1931.
Leicester 8 5 90 Wages unchanged; day-to-day contracts.
North Staffs. 8 5 90 Wages unchanged: day-to-day contracts. North Staffs. is appealing to National Board.
Warwickshire 86 Minimum percentage addition for January, 47 per cent.; for February, 43 per cent.; and for March, 40 percent. Six per cent, addition to pieceworkers. Subsistence wage unchanged. Agreement to 3lst March 1931.

am not in a position to say when the River Leven, Dumbartonshire, will be reported upon.