§ 56. Mr. SWAN
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that the machinery of local authorities was employed in the enrolment of volunteer workers in connection with the recent railway strike; under what statutory power local authorities acted in the matter; whether the costs incurred for publicity, etc., in this connection will be defrayed from the rates; and, if so, on what authority?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
The Government have no knowledge of what expenditure may have been incurred by local authorities in connection with the strike.