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Oral Answers to Questions — Coal Mining Industry (Boldoncolliery).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 17th March 1926.

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Photo of Mr George Lane-Fox Mr George Lane-Fox , Barkston Ash

No, Sir, for a very good reason. If that were done it would release the owners from the obligation to pay the recognised wages. The immediate effect would be to reduce the wages of men in that area by about 2s. 6d.