HC Deb 31 May 1938 vol 336 cc1863-4W
Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether the constitution of the National Maritime Board excludes any provision for arbitration on an industrial issue; and whether it is limited to the interpretation of agreements already concluded?

Mr. Stanley:

The interpretation of the constitution of the National Maritime Board is a matter for that board, but the constitution appears to provide for disputes of a panel of the board to be referred to an independent person if both sides of the panel agree. According to the constitution, the finding of that person would not be binding on either side.

facture of foundry iron or basic iron; and whether he will publish a table showing their principal price movements since 1929?

Mr. Cross,

pursuant to his reply (OFFICIAL REPORT, 30th May, 1938; col. 1667, Vol. 336) supplied the following statement: