HC Deb 24 June 1897 vol 50 cc508-9
MR. FORTESCUE FLANNERY (Yorkshire, Shipley)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether his attention has been called to an allegation made by the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society that the London and India Docks Joint Committee have a rule compelling workmen in their employment to leave any outside benefit society to which they may belong, or in the alternative to be dismissed from their employment; and, whether he will consider what amendment, if any, of the law should be made to bring such pressure by employers of the kind above named under the same penalties as intimidation by workmen of each other.


My attention has not been called to the matter referred to in the Question of the hon. Member. Upon the information at my disposal I do not think that any amendment of the law is necessary to deal with cases of the kind.