The SECRETARY FOR LABOUR read her Report.
EOIN MAC NEILL (Derry City and National University) moved the adoption of the Report, and asked if it were not possible to recover any of the Labour Arbitration Expenses by getting both sides to lodge a fee beforehand.
The SECRETARY FOR LABOUR thought it was not possible to do as suggested in view of the fact that on the formation of the Board an announcement was circulated stating that the services of the Board would be available free of charge. The British Boards were not demanding fees.
M.P. COLIVET (Limerick City) seconded the motion for the adoption of the Report. He thought that the parties to the dispute could be got to pay a fee beforehand.
The SECRETARY FOR LABOUR stated that whilst it might be possible to obtain fees in country districts where the whole population were in sympathy with the Republican Movement, it was practically impossible to obtain them in cities and towns.
D. KENT (Cork East) asked if any arrangement could be made with Labour regarding men "on the run." He knew of cases where the Transport Workers had refused to allow these men to work as labourers because they were not members of the Union.
The SECRETARY FOR LABOUR promised to take this question up with the Irish Transport Workers' Union.
The motion for the adoption of the Report was then put and carried.