HC Deb 29 January 1941 vol 368 cc558-9
48. Mr. E. Smith

asked the Prime Minister whether he can now make a statement on the Government's policy with regard to the Trade Disputes and Trade Union Act; and is it intended to repeal it or modify the Act in any form?

Mr. Attlee

I am not at present in a position to make any statement on this subject.

Mr. Batey

Can the Minister say when he expects to be in a position to answer a Question of this kind. If a similar Question is put down next week, will he be in a position to answer it?

Mr. Davidson

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the question has been discussed?

Mr. Attlee

The matter is under consideration.

Mr. E. Smith

Will my right hon. Friend draw the attention of the Cabinet to the great contributions that the organised working people of this country are making to the war effort?

Mr. Attlee

I will certainly do that, but they really do not need to have it brought to their attention, as they are fully aware of it.