§ Captain BOURNE
asked the Minister of Labour if she will give the following information in regard to each of the undermentioned unions: the date at which a ballot was taken under the Trade Union Act, 1913; the number of votes cast for and against the adoption of political objects; the total membership of the union at the time when the ballot was taken; and the total membership on 31st December, 1930, in respect of the following unions: Amalgamated Engineering Union; Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers; National Union of Railwaymen; Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen; National Union of Textile Workers; National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants; Amalgamated Association of Card Blowing and Ring Room Operatives; Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers; Railway Clerks' Association; National Union of General and Municipal Workers; and United Society of Boilermakers?
§ Mr. LAWSON
The details asked for in respect of ballots and membership have been collected (so far as available) in the form of a tabular statement as follows:809W
Name of Union. Date of Ballot. Votes for. Votes against. Membership at end of year in which ballot was taken. Membership at 31st December, 1929.* Amalgamated Engineering Union (formerly Amalgamated Society of Engineers). 1913 20,586 12,740 161,055 221,529 Amalgamated Society of Woodworkers. 1921 28,535 17,863 160,678 117,283 National Union of Railwaymen 1914 102,270 34,953 273,362 312,879 Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen. 1913 7,839 3,841 32,200 49,006 National Union of Textile Workers — — — — 58,083 (New Union—Amalgamation) National Amalgamated Union of Shop Assistants, Warehousemen and Clerks. 1914 4,790 784 42,869 38,768 Amalgamated Association of Card Blowing and Ring Room Operatives (formerly Amalgamated Association of Card and Blowing Room Operatives). 1913 2,293 1,437 58,062 59,306 Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers of Great Britain and Ireland. 1924 5,518 3,637 58,556 56,932 Railway Clerks' Association 1913 15,496 1,340 25,791 54,347 National Union of General and — — — — 290,877 Municipal Workers. (New Union—Amalgamation) United Society of Boilermakers and Iron and Steel Shipbuilders. 1914 4,752 4,404 67,288 64,568 * Membership for 1930 not yet available.