HC Deb 26 July 1937 vol 326 c2657
43. Mr. James Hall

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether, in view of the fact that the parchment warrant which the warders of the Tower of London receive on their appointment reserves to them their full civic liberties, he will agree to allow them the same rights of collective bargaining as those enjoyed by all other civil servants?

Sir V. Warrender

I have been asked to reply to this question. No representations have been made to my right hon. Friend on the subject. If the hon. Member will let me know what he has in mind, I will consider it.

Mr. Kelly

Is the hon. Baronet aware that negotiations have taken place many times in the last few years, and the Constable of the Tower refuses to allow these men to engage in collective bargaining?

Sir V. Warrender

Yes, Sir; but the point to which the hon. Member is referring is not quite on the same lines as the point raised in the question.