HC Deb 05 February 1947 vol 432 cc364-5W
98. Mr. Rankin

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the main provisions of the Bermuda Trade Union and Trades Disputes Act, 1946; and whether he is satisfied that this legislation meets the needs of labour.

Mr. Creech Jones

The Act provides for the regulation of trade unions and trade disputes, and for matters connected therewith. Its provisions are in accord with the legislation of this country in a great many respects, for example those relating to tortious action, conspiracy and peaceful picketing; hut they fall short in others. I have received representations from Bermuda in this regard which I am considering in consultation with the Governor. In the meantime I shall be glad to send my hon. Friend a copy of the Act.