HC Deb 12 May 1931 vol 252 cc984-5

asked the Prime Minister what is the policy of the Government with regard to the demand for legislation for minimum wage rates for miners; and whether it is intended to introduce a Bill in this connection during the present Session of Parliament?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)

As was announced recently, the proposals put forward by the Miners' Federation are being examined in detail by the Government in consultation with the Federation representatives. We have also invited representatives of the Mining Association to meet us tomorrow, to discuss the position generally. I cannot say anything further at present.


Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Liberal party have been consulted in this matter, and when we may expect a decision?