§ Mr. HAYES
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether his attention has been called to the participation of officials of the Union of Post Office Workers, the Civil Service Clerical Association, and the Association of Ex-Service Civil Servants in Parliamentary 262W activities; and whether he is satisfied that in each of the cases referred to the constitutions of the organisations are in conformity with the Trade Union Act of 1913 and provide adequate facilities for their members who so desire to secure exemption from contributing to those portions of the funds of these associations which are devoted to political purposes?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
I have been asked to reply. The first two unions in question have duly complied with the procedure provided by the Trade Union Act, 1913. With regard to the third union, the Chief Registrar has no information that this union has expended money on political objects within the meaning of the Act of 1913.