HC Deb 28 February 1935 vol 298 cc1288-9

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Medical Practitioners' Union is circularising local authorities. requesting them to consider the recognition of the union and the insertion of advertisements for vacant medical appointments in the official weekly publication of the union; and whether he will circularise local authorities pointing out to them that the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act, 1927, forbids any local or public authority to make it a condition of the employment of any person that he shall, or shall not, be a member of a trade union, or to impose any conditions putting employés who are, or who are not, members of a trade union in any respect under any disadvantage as compared with other employés?


I have seen statements in the Press to the effect of the first part of the question. As regards the second part, local authorities are well aware of the statutory provisions to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers and I do not think it is necessary to circularise them specially on this matter.