HC Deb 30 May 1912 vol 38 cc1691-2W

asked the Chancellor whether he is aware that some corporations and employers of labour are, in connection with the National Insurance Act, questioning their workmen as to whether they are in trade unions and intend to make such their approved society; whether he is aware of any friendly society circularising employers asking them to use their influence to drift their workmen into a particular society; and whether he will take any action to prevent such steps being taken?


I am not aware of any such pressure as my hon. Friend suggests being exercised. If he will give me details of any particular case he has in mind I will make inquiries into the matter; and if anything is being done in violation of the Act, I will see that the matter is put right.