HC Deb 08 February 1939 vol 343 c968W
Mr. Gallacher

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether a separate labour department has been set up in Cyprus, and factory, mine, and other inspectors appointed to administer the recent workmen's compensation laws; and what is the position with regard to the formation of trade unions on the island?

Mr. M. MacDonald

There is no separate labour department in Cyprus, but the post of Labour Adviser to the Government was recently created. A workmen's compensation Bill is under consideration by the Cyprus Government, but so far as I am aware has not yet become law. Legislation permitting the formation of trade unions was enacted in 1932.