2 DECEMBER 1911, Page 30


[To lax EDITOR or mils "Spice-ramie."'

Bra,—Whatever the Lords may do, I trust they will not, as recommended by a correspondent in the Spectator of Novem- ber 25th, accord preferential treatment to Part II. That part has not been discussed in the House at all and very little in the country, and if any distinction is to be made it should be in favour of Part I. If the difficulties in Part II. are not felt as those in Part I. are, that is just because Part 11. has not been discussed. I may point to one clause of very far-reaching effect, Section 62, by which the State is made to contribute strike pay, and the wages of a particular man are never to be lowered in spite of any economic changes or diminution of his