§ Mr. HARDIE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention has been called to the position that has 1400W 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?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
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.