HC Deb 22 February 1945 vol 408 c925
7. Sir Waldron Smithers

asked the Minister of Labour whether demobilised men and women who are offered employment by his Department will be required to become members of the appropriate trades unions.

Mr. Bevin

No such requirement is imposed by my Department.

Sir W. Smithers

In the event of someone being found employment through the right hon. Gentleman's Department, and being unwilling to join a trade union, what power has the right hon. Gentleman got to stop strikes and other industrial disturbances?

Mr. Leslie

Will non-unionists be entitled to trade union rates, which they have never contributed for or helped to get?