§ 43. Mr. ROBINSON
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware of the threatened stoppage of men employed by the Wigan Coal Company; and what steps have been taken to prevent it?
§ The SECRETARY for MINES (Mr. Ernest Brown)
I have seen a reference to this case in the Press and I am having further inquiry made. I will communicate the results to my hon. Friend as soon as possible
§ Mr. ROBINSON
Will the Government take every step to avoid a disastrous stoppage which may involve the livelihood of 10,000 men in Lancashire
§ Mr. GORDON MACDONALD
Will the Secretary for Mines bear in mind the fact that this dispute is not only a wages question, but also a question of the 1843 tyrannical and objectionable methods adopted by the coalowners, and will he inquire from the Miners' Federation as well as from the coalowners?