§ 14. Mr. Allaun
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies on what ground hotel and boarding-house workers and employers in the agricultural and horticultural industries in the Bahamas are not permitted to form trade unions.
§ Mr. Lennox-Boyd
Because of restrictions imposed by the Trade Unions Act of 1943. It is the intention of the Bahamas Government to introduce fresh legislation designed amongst other things to remove these restrictions.
§ Mr. Allaun
While thanking the Minister for that reply, for which I am very grateful, may I ask whether he is aware that the treatment of workers concerned in the two most profitable industries contrasts with the treatment of the railwaymen and dockers and that there seems to be no good reason for the discrimination, because they are similar sorts of people?