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Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living. (11 Aug 1919)

Mr William Briggs: 95. asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware of the dissatisfaction which exists amongst workers whose wages vary according to the fluctuations in the cost of living, as shown in the monthly returns of the "Labour Gazette," they considering the figures of the "Gazette" at variance with the facts and not provable in actual practice, and, as some trade unionists have declared their intention...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cost of Living. (11 Aug 1919)

Mr William Briggs: In view of the fact that a Manchester group of trade unionists have threatened to strike unless they are satisfied that the figures in the "Labour Gazette" are correct, and shown to be based upon actual practice, will the Minister of Labour publish his reply to my question in the next issue of the "Gazette"?

Oral Answers to Questions — Railway Administration.: Manchester Goods Stations (Congestion). (28 Jul 1919)

Mr William Briggs: Will the right hon. Gentleman at the same time inquire why the goods are collected from the ware houses twice a week instead of daily? The warehouses are stored with goods.

Orders of the Day — Finance Bill: Clause 24. — (Continuance of Excess Profits Duty at Decreased Rate.) (15 Jul 1919)

Mr William Briggs: I hesitate rather to address the House for the first time on a matter which lends itself to so many different opinions, but as a business man I feel I must take this opportunity to show the fallacy of some of the reasoning we have heard from the other side. One hon. Member said that he would tax business men on their banking account. I can assure him that a very large proportion of business...

Oral Answers to Questions — Demobilisation.: Coal Supply. (31 Mar 1919)

Mr William Briggs: 9. asked whether his attention has been called to the coal short- age in Manchester; and whether he can so increase the coal supply for Manchester that householders will receive their full rations?

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