HC Deb 11 February 1937 vol 320 cc583-4
72. Mr. Montague

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether all the Civil Service staff associations come under the terms of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act, 1927, Section 5, and have the advantages of the Industrial Courts Act, 1919, Section 10, or the contracting-out arrangements of the recently formed Civil Service arbitration machinery agreed to by both sides of the National Whitley Council, C. S. C. 3950?

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury (Lieut.-Colonel Colville)

Under the regulations made in accordance with Section 5 of the Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act, 1927, no established civil servant may be a member, delegate, or representative (subject to certain prescribed exceptions) of any organisation of which the primary object is to influence or affect the remuneration and conditions of employment of its members, unless a certificate is in force certifying that the association is an approved association. Arbitration by the Civil Service Arbitration Tribunal is open to Government Departments on the one hand, and to recognised associations of civil servants within the scope of the National Whitley Council for the Administrative and Legal Departments of the Civil Service and of Departmental Whitley Councils allied thereto on the other hand, in regard to certain matters affecting conditions of service.