HC Deb 21 October 1920 vol 133 cc1111-2W
Commander BELLAIRS

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any information as to the limitation imposed on the 1919 general strike of miners in the United States of America by legal enactments which are not imposed in this country?


I understand that the Federal Court at Indianapolis issued an order on the 8th November, 1919, enjoining the miners' leaders to cancel the strike on the ground that it was illegal under an Act passed in 1917, called the "Food and Fuel Control Act." The leaders complied, but the men did not; and the strike continued for a month.