HC Deb 12 March 1947 vol 434 c1315
33. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the name and qualifications for the post of the railway worker who has been appointed to the Labour Department of the Government of Kenya.

Mr. Creech Jones

The name of the officer is Mr. James Patrick. In the course of a wide experience in the trade union and Co-operative movements and in local government, Mr. Patrick has been an honorary secretary to an important branch of the Railway Clerks' Association for 15 years; secretary of a trades and labour council for six years; and chairman of the Western division of the Railway Clerks' Association in Scotland. He has acted as secretary of a branch of the Co-operatve Society for 15 years and during the war has served on many committees and tribunals on manpower questions.

Sir W. Smithers

In view of the obvious political bias behind this, will not the right hon. Gentleman find someone better known who will carry more weight?