HC Deb 26 March 1934 vol 287 c1647W

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that a large percentage of industrial civil servants in Admiralty establishments do not belong to any regular trades union and, as a result, are not represented in the consultations on the Whitley Council; and whether he will reconsider the possibility of devising some new machinery which will remove the grievance of these employés in this respect?


As my hon. Friend is aware, there tare already in the Admiralty service facilities, outside the system of Whitley Councils, whereby employés, or groups of employés, may discuss matters affecting their employment with the superintendent of the establishment, or, if need be, may be accorded interviews thereon at the Admiralty. Under the circumstances, it is not considered advisable to introduce new machinery of the kind suggested.