HC Deb 23 May 1940 vol 361 cc300-1
36. Sir G. Broadbridge

asked the Home Secretary when he proposes to introduce the Truck Acts Bill?

Sir J. Anderson

I hope to be in a position to make an early announcement.

Mr. Rhys Davies

Before the right hon. Gentleman makes an announcement as to the amendment of the Truck Acts, will he consult the Trades Union Congress?

Sir J. Anderson

Certainly, I will consider what consultations would be advisable.

Colonel Nathan

Will the legislation be retrospective in its effect?

Sir J. Anderson

I can only refer the hon. and gallant Gentleman to what I said before, but the possibility of including some provision for retrospective effect will have to be taken into consideration.

Mr. Thorne

Is the Home Secretary aware that there are more important questions than this to be brought before the House, and will he not be too hasty about this matter?

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