§ Mr. C. DUNCAN
asked the Minister of Labour whether his attention has been called to the claim for arbitration against the Downhead, Waterlip, and Windsor Hill quarries, owned by the Mountain Granite and Basalt Company, Shepton Mallet, and the Moons Hill, Downside, and Ham Wood quarries, owned by Messrs. John Wainwright and Company, Shepton Mallet, and of the refusal of those companies to agree to arbitration; whether he is aware that this refusal of the companies has resulted in a stoppage of work; and what action he intends to take to bring this matter to a settlement?1071W
§ Mr. G. ROBERTS
The Chief Industrial Commissioner has been in communication with the firms concerned for some time, and also with the men's representatives. Negotiations are still in progress.