HC Deb 25 February 1918 vol 103 c1093
47. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Prime Minister, in view of the importance attached to the votes taken by trades unions which directly affect the policy of the country, whether the Government will take immediate steps to confer on the members the same privileges as they possess at elections for Parliament of voting with the secrecy of the ballot?


The method of voting must be a matter for the discretion of the respective unions, and the Governmen could not interfere.