HC Deb 30 March 1939 vol 345 cc2213-4
46. Mr. E. Smith

asked the Prime Minister whether he has now considered the case presented to him by the deputation representing the Trades Union Congress that the time has arrived for the restoration of the pre-1926 trade union rights, the repeal of the Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act, 1927, and the restoration to the Union of Post Office Workers of their pre-1926 rights, and the restoration of all rights taken from the organised people by the Act of 1927; and is he now in a position to make a statement on this matter, and indicate what action it is pro posed to take?

The Prime Minister

I am not yet in a position to add to the answer which I gave to the hon. Member in reply to a question which he addressed to me on 16th March last.

Mr. Batey

Was not the previous answer that the Prime Minister could do nothing?