HC Deb 10 November 1919 vol 121 c43
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?


The Government have no knowledge of what expenditure may have been incurred by local authorities in connection with the strike.