Dock Workers.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Gibbins Mr Joseph Gibbins , Liverpool West Toxteth

asked the Minister of Labour whether the National Joint Council for Dock Labour have completed their investigation into the question of dock workers signing eleven times a week; and when are the number of signings to be reduced?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I understand that the National Joint Council for Dock Labour and its standing advisory committee have had this question under consideration, and that recommendations may be expected shortly. I will consider these recommendations as soon as they are received.

Photo of Mr David Logan Mr David Logan , Liverpool Scotland

Is the Minister aware that this matter has been under consideration for five years?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

I am, but as the hon. Member and the House know, this is one of the most difficult problems in the whole range of insurance.