§ 26. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour whether any application has been received from employers and employed with reference to the legalisation of a wages agreement, under the Cotton Manufacturing Industry (Temporary Provisions) Act; and what the position now is?
An application has been received from the Cotton Spinners and Manufacturers' Association and the Amalgamated Weavers' Association and my right hon. Friend has appointed a Board to consider this application and report 1591 to him in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Nineteen objections have been received during the three weeks allowed for objections to the making of an order in respect of the agreement submitted. The Board proposes to meet in Manchester to-morrow (Tuesday).