HC Deb 13 August 1919 vol 119 cc1309-10W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that in. several recent labour disputes a large proportion of the strikers themselves as well as the general public were ignorant of the precise points of the dispute; whether he concurs in the view that in many cases a little delay, accompanied by a prompt official Inquiry and Report, both public, would clear the air and enable public opinion to be rightly directed; and whether, in the interests of the general community, he will introduce legislation to make strikes and lock-outs illegal without a week's notice being first given in writing, whereupon a prompt public Inquiry could be held and a Report made and published within the week?


I have been asked to reply to this question. I am obliged to my hon. Friend for his suggestion, which is being carefully considered.