HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1131
73 and 75. Commander Sir E. NICHOLL

asked the Prime Minister (1) whether His Majesty's Government have considered the desirability of introducing a measure making it compulsory on all employers of labour and all workpeople to become members of an appropriate trade organisation in order to ensure the observance of labour agreements made between the recognised representatives of both these sections of the community; and (2), in view of the fact that trade unions have been accorded special privilges by law and of the failure of the trades unions to enforce discipline throughout their membership, with the result that dislocation has taken place in trade to the detriment of the national interest, whether it is the intention of His Majesty's Government to reconsider the whole question of trades union legislation?


The matters raised in these two questions will no doubt form subjects of discussion at the forthcoming Conference.