HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 c499W

asked the Secretary for Mines whether, in view of the inequality as between employers and workmen entailed by Section 13 (4) of the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1887, whereby colliery managers are enabled to apply to a Court of summary jurisdiction for the removal from office of any checkweighman appointed by ballot of the workmen to check the weighing of coal on their behalf, he will undertake to introduce legislation to so amend the Act as to make applicable to checkweighers Section 101 (1) and (3) and Section 102 (5) in cases where proceedings are taken under Section 13 (4) of the Act?

Lieut.-Colonel LANE-FOX

I am not aware of any reason which would justify the alterations in the law that the question suggests.