§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour if he is aware that Messrs. Halford and Company, timber merchants, Blaby, Leicestershire, told the men when they presented themselves for work on Monday morning, 9th February, that no advance in wages would be given to them 937W unless they withdrew from the union; if he is aware that one of the organisers of the trade union to which the men belong interviewed the firm, and was informed that they were not prepared to recognise negotiations through any trade union, and that the men can only return providing they were prepared to leave the society; if he is aware that the firm in question are Government contractors; and if he will take action in the matter?
§ Sir R. HORNE
I am having enquiry made into this matter, and will let the hon. Member know the result in due course.