HC Deb 06 July 1915 vol 73 cc181-2
16. Mr. WATT

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether Mr. Joseph Duncan, of the Farm Servants' Union, has been appointed by him a member of the Committee on Food Supplies in Scotland; whether this is the fourth or fifth Government Committee to which this gentleman has been appointed in Scotland within a short period; whether there were other trade union leaders of more experience available to the Secretary for Scotland; and whether he will explain how the work of these Committees will be satisfactorily done if confined to a few hands instead of being distributed amongst those who have rendered great service to the labour cause?

The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. McKinnon Wood)

Mr. Duncan has been appointed by me to one Royal Commission and one Committee, the former in 1912 and the latter this year. He has done his work admirably, and I have every reason to be satisfied with his appointment.