HC Deb 29 July 1912 vol 41 cc1626-7

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been drawn to a ballot now being taken, by the Associated Portland Cement Combine of their workmen asking them to transfer from any approved society they may have voluntarily joined under the National Insurance Act to an approved society about to be established by this cement trust; whether it is the intention of the Insurance Commissioners to give their approval to a society made up of persons coerced to transfer from their own properly constituted societies; and what action, if any, does he propose to take to prevent intimidation of this kind?


I am informed that the firm in question have decided not to form an approved society for the purposes of the National Insurance Act. The remaining questions, therefore, do not arise.