HC Deb 25 June 1906 vol 159 c663
MR. WALKER (Leicestershire, Melton)

I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether His Majesty's Government intend to introduce legislation, in the sense desired by the Dominion Government, which would render punishable false representations such as those which recently induced a body of English printers to migrate to Canada to take the place of Canadian workmen who were on strike.


The published correspondence regarding the case of the English printers who were induced to migrate to Canada during a strike at Winnipeg shows that His Majesty's Government have been most anxious to meet the views of the Canadian Government in this matter. On May 16th the Secretary of State requested the Governor-General to assure the Ministry that their suggestion that Imperial legislation should be introduced to deal with any future cases of a similar character would receive the careful consideration of His Majesty's Government. That undertaking is now being carried out, but I am afraid in any event that it will hardly be possible to introduce legislation during the present session.