HC Deb 26 July 1912 vol 41 cc1510-1W

asked the Secretary to the Treasury whether, in view of misapprehensions which still exist, he will take steps to inform employers of labour that no additional trouble is caused by their employés belonging to different approved societies, and that in no case will it be possible for employers to hand over cards in bulk to any agent or representative of any approved society for stamping or otherwise?


The Pamphlet A issued last month to the principal employers of the country explains in detail the systems of stamping which are permissible. No arrangements would be permitted whereby an approved society, or any company or body which formed a separate section, or any company or body which directly or indirectly had formed an approved society undertook the duty of stamping cards on behalf of other employers. The Commissioners have also communicated with certain individual employers and societies on the subject, and I understand that the offers made by societies to undertake the stamping and custody of cards have in consequence been withdrawn. The Commissioners will make inquiry into any case in which it appears that their regulations are being infringed, and if necessary a special circular will be issued.