§ Mr. WHITELEY
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he is aware of the quantity of work lost by coal trimmers on the Tyne, especially at Tyne Dock; that a few weeks ago they were being urged to work three shifts; and whether he prepared to have an inquiry, with a view to balancing the shipments on the Tyne?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I have been asked to reply. I understand that the present arrangements were settled by agreement between the employers' and workers' organisations. In the circumstances, if any change is needed, I would suggest that any necessary modification of the arrangements should he discussed and settled in the same way.