HC Deb 12 December 1912 vol 45 cc786-7W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the recommendations of the Committee of Inquiry into the conditions of employment in the linen and other making-up trades of the North of Ireland, he will take steps forthwith to have the provisions of the Trade Boards Act applied to the trades concerned, and also to have the other recommendations of the Committee carried into effect?


The branches of trade to which my hon. Friend refers are among those which are receiving careful attention in connection with the question, now under consideration, of making a cautious extension of the Schedule of the Trade Boards Act by Provisional Order. The other recommendations of the Committee relate to matters which do not fall within the province of the Board of Trade, but which concern the Home Office and the Irish local authorities.