HC Deb 07 August 1919 vol 119 cc542-3
49. Mr. DOYLE

asked the Prime Minister if his attention has been called to the danger to the community caused by threats of direct action and lightning strikes on the part of a number of officials of certain organised trades whereby the nation's food and essentials of life will be greatly imperilled; and if he is prepared to consider the introduction of a Bill providing that, before a direct action or lightning strike threatening the nation's food and fuel supply is entered upon, two-thirds of the members of the trade unions directly affected shall have voted on the question by ballot?


My hon. Friend's question raises a number of very important issues, but at the moment I can only say that they are not being overlooked.