HC Deb 16 July 1929 vol 230 cc262-3W

asked the Secretary for Mines (1) whether his attention has been called to the fact that at Annesley Colliery, Nottinghamshire, 200 colliers have been threatened with dismissal unless they join the Nottinghamshire Miners' Industrial Union; and whether, in the interests of industrial peace, he will take steps to deal with this matter;

(2) whether he is aware that immediately after the formation on 16th June of a branch of the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association at Bilsthorpe Colliery, Nottinghamshire, the president, treasurer, and two members of the committee of the branch were dismissed from the colliery, whilst a delegate of the branch was informed by an official of the colliery that he would be discharged if he continued to have anything to do with the Nottinghamshire Miners' Association; and whether he intends to institute an inquiry on this matter?


Inquiries are being made but are not yet completed. I should be glad, therefore, if my hon. Friend would be good enough to repeat his questions next week.