HC Deb 19 April 1923 vol 162 c2239
45. Mr. CLARRY

asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the desire for political freedom expressed by a section of trade unionists, the Government will facilitate the passage of the Trade Union Act (1913) Amendment Bill?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Baldwin)

The Government propose shortly to adopt the course suggested by the Prime Minister at the General Election, and invite representatives of trades unions to discuss the matter with them, in the hope that some arrangement may be reached by which the position of members of trades unions who desire to contribute to any political party may be assured.

Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY

May I ask why the Government support the Cotton Growing Bill on exactly the same principle as is raised in the question here?


Will the right hon. Gentleman apply the same principle to the Conservative and Unionist Association?