§ 15. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Minister of Labour the number of prosecutions of workers during the war of 1914–18 for offences similar to those instituted by his Department during this war?
§ Mr. Bevin
The procedure during the war of 1914–18 was to bring these cases before munitions tribunals. The only statistics I have are for a period of rather less than a year up to the end of June, 1916. In that period 21,115 cases of complaint against employers or workpeople were brought before the tribunals.
§ Mr. Davies
How many of those were prosecuted by the Ministry of Labour at the time and sent to prison?