HC Deb 13 February 1941 vol 368 c1492
7. Mr. Denville

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of post-war conditions, he is taking steps to ensure that with the return of peace the pre-war trades union rights and privileges of members of the engineering and kindred professions will be effectively safeguarded?

Mr. Assheton

The question of the restoration of pre-war practices and customs has already been discussed with the Consultative Committee representing the British Employers' Confederation and the Trades Union Congress, and proposals for legislation on this subject are now under consideration.

Mr. Denville

May we take it that the rights of the workers will not be prejudiced after the war by the advent of dilutees?

Mr. Assheton

Perhaps the hon. Member will await the legislation which is now under consideration.