HC Deb 01 August 1912 vol 41 cc2269-70W

asked whether a ballot in favour of weekly payments, as provided for by the Coal Mines Act, 1911, is valid, if taken before the Home Office instructions were issued?


I am advised that a ballot for the purpose of ascertaining whether the majority of the persons employed at a mine desire the provision of the Act as to weekly payment of wages to apply to the mine is not valid unless car- ried out in accordance with the Home Office Rules of 22nd June last, made under Section 118 of the Act.