HC Deb 02 March 1925 vol 181 c33
59. Captain WATERHOUSE

asked the Home Secretary the number of trade unionists who have contracted out of payment to the political fund of their union?


I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply given to a question by the hon. and gallant Member for Leith on Tuesday last—see columns 1779–1786 of the OFFICIAL REPORT,


Did not the figures given in the answer referred to set out the numbers of trade unionists who were exempt from political levy, and not the number that had claimed exemption, and), as it not true that these figures have nothing whatever to do with contracting out?


I thought that that would cover the same question. If it does not cover the same question, perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will be kind enough to put down a further question for Thursday.