§ Mr. Sorensen
asked the Secretary of State for War how many cases have been brought to his attention of the alleged employment of Home Guards for police purposes in connection with industrial disputes; and whether he will consider if any action is required to prevent employers wrongfully involving the Home Guard in circumstances concerning their business or of an industrial nature.
§ Mr. Law
My right hon. and gallant Friend is at present investigating a case of the alleged employment of members of the Home Guard in connection with an industrial dispute which was brought to his attention by my hon. Friend the Member for North Lambeth (Mr. G. Strauss). No other cases have come to notice, and I think that employers generally are well aware that the Home Guard has no duties whatever in connection with factory disputes.