§ 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|
|District.||Hours (Underground) at present.||Remarks.|
|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.||6½||90||Wages unchanged; arrangement effective to 28th February, 1931.|
|Lancashire and Cheshire||7¾||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||7½||5½||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.