§ 4. Mr. BATEY
asked the Secretary for Mines if he will take the necessary steps to introduce legislation to amend Part IV of the Mines Act, 1930, so that a national wages board will be established to regulate miners' wages nationally?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
No, Sir. In present circumstances I am afraid that I do not see any direction in which the provision in question could be amended so as to make it an effective instrument for the purpose which the hon. Member has in mind
§ Mr. BATEY
As the Minister has withdrawn the Mines Bill, which was to amend Part I, cannot he use the time to amend Part IV?