HC Deb 10 December 1945 vol 417 cc180-1W
Mr. Edelman

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps have been taken by His Majesty's Government to encourage the setting up of trade unions on a national scale in Germany.

Mr. J. Hynd

The hon. Member will appreciate that action in respect of matters concerning Germany as a whole must be agreed and co-ordinated by the quadripartite authorities sitting in Berlin. While in the British Zone considerable encouragement is being given to the formation of trade unions—and the same applies, I believe, to other zones —no quadripartite agreement has yet been obtained for the establishment of trade unions on a national basis.

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