HC Deb 18 February 1914 vol 58 cc952-3
76. Mr. THOMAS

asked whether the Glamorgan police are visiting the homesof responsible trade-union leaders, ascertaining the membership of their organisation, the address of their secretary, and place of meeting, and further seeking information to report on the discipline, temperament, and disposition of the leaders, and other similar information; whether this information is being sought at the request of the Home Office; and for what purpose such information is necessary?


I have heard nothing of any such inquiries. If they are being made, it is not at the request of the Home Office.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries with a view to ascertaining whether it is the intention of the Glamorgan police to copy the methods adopted in South Africa?


I think I may say from my own knowledge that they have no such intention; but, if my hon. Friend wishes it, I will certainly inquire into the point.