HC Deb 19 October 1949 vol 468 cc547-8
43. Mr. Skinnard

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he will make a statement on the new Trades Union (Re-registration) Bill, which has been introduced into the Kenya Legislative Council; and if a copy of this Bill will be made available in the Library.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Bill was enacted on 8th September, 1949. Its object is to ensure that trade unions registered before 20th April, 1948, the date on which the Trade Union and Trade Disputes (Amendment) Ordinance, 1948, came into force, fulfil the same conditions as trade unions registered after that date. A copy of the Bill and copies of the Kenya Trade Union Ordinances of 1943 and 1948 have been placed in the library.