HC Deb 08 May 1947 vol 437 cc803-4
47. Major Tufton Beamish

asked the Minister of Labour what steps are taken to inquire into the causes of all illegal strikes.

The Minister of Labour (Mr. Isaacs)

It is the normal responsibility of my Department to inquire into the causes and circumstances of any dispute, whether illegal or otherwise.

Sir W. Smithers

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that in Russia if a man participates in an illegal strike his ration card is withdrawn?

Mr. Isaacs

I have not been there, so I cannot say.

Sir W. Smithers

The right hon. Gentleman ought to go and see.