§ Mr. KEIR HARDIE
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Singer Manufacturing Company, at Clydebank, are dismissing workmen against whom no complaint is alleged save that they are members of a trade union or Socialist society; and whether workmen to fill the vacancies thus created are being obtained through a labour exchange; and whether this is a violation of the regulations issued by the Board of Trade for the management of the labour exchange; and, if so, will he state what action he proposes to take?
§ Mr. TENNANT
My attention has been called to a newspaper paragraph relating 900 to this case. With the exception of two vacancies for canvassers which were filled by the Clydebank Labour Exchange in March last, no vacancies have been notified by this company to the labour exchange at any time, and no workpeople have been submitted to them for employment.