HC Deb 03 April 1905 vol 144 c148
MR. BENN (Devonport)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Government intend that no representations on the part of Government workers shall be received from any duly appointed representative, unless that representative is in the employment of the Government and is one of the aggrieved.


I understand that, on questions personally affecting Government workers, it is not unusual, either at the War Office or the Admiralty, for the heads of Departments to receive deputations from trades unionists. In cases where a man or men have any complaint to make every opportunity is given to them to appeal to the Department. It is not the practice to allow outside interference in such cases.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the statement made in the House last Thursday by the Financial Secretary to the War Office with regard to certain proceedings adopted at the Government Clothing Factory?


Order, order! It is not in order to refer to that.