§ 31. Captain P. MACDONALD
asked the Secretary for Mines whether it is intended to continue the seven and a-half hours day for workers in coal mines after the temporary legislation in this connection expires at the end of June; and whether he will make a statement on this matter?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
The Government regard this matter as primarily one for settlement by the industry itself, and they do not propose to come to any decision as to legislation until after the position has been discussed between the two sides in the industry. They have accordingly urged upon the representatives of the coal owners the desirability of their meeting representatives of the workmen at the earliest possible moment.