HC Deb 20 March 1930 vol 236 c2121W

asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India will consider the advisability of so amending the Trades Disputes Act as to provide for the compulsory reference of disputes to the courts of inquiry set up under the Act, and for the establishment of machinery for negotiation in the case of disputes in public utility industries?


The Act already enables the Government of India or a Provincial Government to refer a dispute to a Court of Inquiry or Board of Conciliation without the consent of either party to the dispute; and it also enables disputes in public utility industries to be referred to a Court or a Board.