§ Mr. HORE-BELISHA
asked the Minister of Labour whether he is aware 1926W that the association known as the Established Men's Association is not recognised as bona fide trade union by the Whitley Council, and can obtain no assistance from it; and if he will state the necessary steps the Established Men's Association should take to become recognised?
I have been asked to reply. Only representatives of societies deemed by the general body of trade unions to be trade unions are eligible for membership of the trade union side of an Industrial Whitley Council. I would, however, remind the hon. Member that the usual official channels of communication with the Department are open to any association of employés who may consider that their interests are inadequately, or not at all, represented on the Whitley Council.