§ 41. Mr. G. ROBERTS
asked whether the Tonbridge and District Trades and Labour Council has applied for accommodation for the meetings of the said council at the local Labour Exchange and that the application has been refused; and whether the President of the Board of Trade can state the reasons for such refusal?
In accordance with the statutory Regulations made by the Board of Trade under the Labour Exchanges Act, applications for accommodation within the premises of a Labour Exchange may be granted only for such purposes and on such terms and conditions as the Advisory Trade Committee for the district may approve. The application of the Tonbridge and District Trades and Labour Council was referred to the Advisory Trade Committee for London and the South-Eastern Counties, who recommended that it should not be granted. In the circumstances, the Board of Trade have no power to grant the application.