March 30, 1922 (14th Parliament, 1st Session)


Henry Lumley Drayton

Conservative (1867-1942)


The hon.
gentleman is right in part of his statement. Some of the mines are and some are not entirely outside of the Government's jurisdiction. But in any event I do not think it would make very much difference to any government determined to see that no stone was left unturned in order that the differences might be settled. All wfe ask is an expression of opinion from the Government as to what they propose to do. More than that, there is that large public interest to which my hon. friend the Prime Minister refers. What is going to be done for the protection of that public interest? Because some man has gone too far here

or there is surely no reason why public interest ought to be overlooked.

Topic:   SO, 1922
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