HC Deb 25 October 1945 vol 414 c2202
56. Mr. Norman Bower

asked the Minister of Labour if he will consider introducing legislation to make trades unions liable for losses inflicted on the community by their failure to control their members.

Mr. Ness Edwards

No, Sir.

Mr. Bower

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that these unofficial strikes are becoming a sort of recognised technique by which trade unions are enabled to bring pressure to bear, while disclaiming all responsibility?

Mr. Edwards

In modern societies pressure comes from all sides.