HC Deb 15 February 1949 vol 461 c157W
117. Mr. McGovern

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if his attention has been drawn to the fact that the Coal Board has agreed with the Scottish Miners' Federation that miners' trade union contributions may be deducted each week from wages and remitted to the Miners' Federation; and what steps he is taking to prevent this evasion of the Truck Acts.

Mr. Gaitskell

The agreement between the National Coal Board and the National Union of Mineworkers provides that deductions from the wages of any workman shall only be made in accordance with the authority of the workman concerned. In these circumstances the second part of the Question does not arise.