HC Deb 02 July 1903 vol 124 c1182

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury if, on the Royal Commission to consider the law affecting trades unions and the rights of combination, it is proposed to appoint any trades unionist representatives; and, if so, in what proportion to the whole.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) The, hon. Member cannot, I think, be aware that the Royal Commission has been formally appointed. It is not possible now to reconstruct the Commission, and by a large addition to its members, whether of trades unionists or employers of labour, to change the whole basis of its constitution.