HC Deb 21 February 1940 vol 357 c1326
33. Mr. Creech Jones asked

the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether peaceful picketing is permitted under the new Trade Union Bill recently considered by the House of Assembly in Barbados?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The Barbados Trade Unions Bill, which was presented to and passed by the House of Assembly, contained provisions relating to peaceful picketing identical in character with those contained in the United Kingdom Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Acts of 1906 and 1927, but I am informed by the Governor that this particular section was deleted by the Legislative Council. I am awaiting a despatch from the Governor explaining the reasons for this action by the members of the Council.

Mr. Creech Jones

Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind the recommendation of the Royal Commission on the West Indies, in which it is asked that peaceful picketing should be an established thing in our West Indian Colonies?

Mr. MacDonald

Yes, that principle has my entire support.