§ 28. Mr. Harold Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will give details of the staffing and programme of work of the new Trade Union Department, distinct from the Labour Department, which has been set up in the Malayan Union.
§ Mr. George Hall
I am not aware of any proposal to create a trade union department separate from the Labour Department in the Malayan Union. The senior of the three officers mentioned in my reply to a Question by the hon. Member for South Croydon (Mr. Rees-Williams) on 24th July, has, however, now been appointed as chief trade union adviser to the Governments of both Singapore and the Malayan Union.