HC Deb 25 November 1925 vol 188 cc1399-400W

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the position that has arisen between workers and owners on the Scottish shale fields; and will he institute a public inquiry so that the actual conditions of the industry may be revealed and some basis given for a settlement?


My Department has been in close touch with the negotiations between the two parties in this dispute. The establishment of an inquiry such as the hon. Member suggests is one of the points under discussion.