HC Deb 30 November 1948 vol 458 c1790
12. Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

asked the Minister of Labour if he will give an assurance that the machinery of his Department will not be used to assist in the imposition of a closed shop by any employer.

Mr. Isaacs

There can be no question of refusing on these grounds to submit an applicant who wants a job on the terms the employer is prepared to offer.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Does that answer mean that this is one of the many matters upon which the Government just have no policy?

Mr. Isaacs

It means exactly the opposite: that the Government's policy of not interfering in relationships between employers and workpeople has been maintained.