§ 2. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour what progress has been made with the application of the Cotton Manufacturing Industry (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1934;whether it is working satisfactorily; and whether any applications for similar powers for the statutory regulation of wages have been made by other industries or will be sympathetically considered?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
An Order has been made under the Act mentioned which brought into force, as from 15th July, 1935, certain agreed rates of wages for weavers in the industry. The Act is regarded as an experimental Measure, and has not yet been in operation long enough to enable a considered opinion to be formed as to its working. Joint representations by workers and employers in other industries have been made to me with a view to enabling statutory force to be given to their voluntary agreements and these representations will be considered in the light of the experience of the working of the Cotton Manufacturing Industry Act.