§ Mr. HARCOURT JOHNSTONE
(by Private Notice) asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is taking any action in regard to the dispute at the Boldon Colliery owned by the Harton Coal Company?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I have written to both parties offering the services of my Department with a view to conciliation in this matter. I have received a reply from the owners stating that they will welcome the assistance of the Mines Department with a view to finding a solution of the points of disagreement existing at Boldon Colliery. I have not yet received a reply from the men's representatives.