§ 37. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Attorney-General what action he proposes to take against the Electrical Trades Union for supporting the illegal strike of electricians at Heathrow.
§ Mr. Shepherd
Is the right hon. and learned Gentleman able to state the extent of the financial assistance granted by the Union to this illegal strike? Is the House to assume from his answer that in future unions can give support of a financial nature to illegal strikes without incurring any penalties?
§ The Attorney-General
No, Sir; that would be a very unsafe assumption to make. I am not in a position to say offhand the exact amount of financial assistance which was given in this case, but I had the circumstances investigated by the police and, after consultation with the Director of Public Prosecutions, I came to the conclusion that this was not a case in which to take action.
Air Commodore Harvey
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman say why an inquiry is not being held into this strike?