§ 38. Mr. MAINWARING
asked the Minister of Labour in how many instances since 1929, to the nearest available date, have stoppages of work taken place at one or more pits on account of efforts by the respective employers to reduce the existing piece rates?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. R. S. Hudson)
During the six years 1929 to 1934 the returns collected by my Department indicate that there have been 56 stoppages of work in the coal mining industry which were reported to be primarily due to proposals made by employers for reductions in piece or tonnage rates.