Disputes (Conciliatiom Machinery).

Oral Answers to Questions — Governmentdepartments. – in the House of Commons on 12th December 1922.

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Photo of Sir Charles Edwards Sir Charles Edwards , Bedwellty

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reconsider his attitude towards the Temporary Staff Confederation and adopt towards them what the Government always advise in other trade disputes, namely, the setting up of some conciliation machinery to deal with the disputes or to adopt the system of arbitration?

Photo of Mr Stanley Baldwin Mr Stanley Baldwin , Bewdley

I should remind the hon. Member that conciliation machinery already exists in the Civil Service and that the matter to which he refers was discussed through Whitley machinery for two months before executive action was taken. As regards the alternative suggestion of arbitration in this matter, I have nothing to add to my reply to a similar question put by the hon. Member on the 29th November.