§ 7. Captain BULLOCK
asked the Minister of Labour whether there are any trade unions who refuse to admit women to full membership; and whether, in that case, he will give their names and the reasons actuating them in such a policy?
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Before this question is answered, Mr. Speaker, may I draw your attention to the last part of it, and ask whether it is in order to interrogate the Government upon matters for which the Minister is not responsible?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
That is a, matter which is not under the control of the Minister, and I anticipate that that is what the Minister will say.
§ Mr. PRINGLE
Are not questions repeatedly disallowed by you, Mr. Speaker, asking for information for which the Minister is not responsible, and as to which he cannot reply?
§ Mr. TURNER
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that a very large number of trade unions welcome women as members?
Is the Minister aware that a great many trade unions do not admit women to membership?
§ Mr. SEXTON
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware of the fact that the hon. and gallant Member who put this question is one of those who introduced legislation to cripple trade unions?