HC Deb 20 April 1939 vol 346 c532W
Mr. Mainwaring

asked the Minister of Labour what number of men from each of the exchanges, Ferndale, Porth, Tonypandy and Treorchy, within the last six months have been invited to accept work at the Government undertaking at Corsham, near Bath; how many accepted the invitation; how many refused and have since suffered a suspension of benefit or allowance; and how many have actually been sent forward to work?

Mr. E. Brown

Following is the answer:

pute; and whether he intends to take action with a view to ending the dispute?

Mr. E. Brown

I am aware of this stoppage of work by painters in the employment of Glasgow Corporation. I understand that about 200 men are on strike and that about 40 have remained at work, of whom a considerable majority are members of the Scottish Painters' Society. I am informed that the stoppage is by way of protest against the employment of labourers on the scraping and red-leading of railings. Negotiations with a view to ending the dispute are proceeding under the auspices of the Scottish Trades Union Congress.