§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether he is aware of the restrictions on trade unions carrying out their normal functions at present imposed by the law in Cyprus; and what revision he proposes to make to Cyprus trade union and trade union disputes law.
Mr. Creech Jones
I understand that a new and comprehensive trade unions law, which will repeal the existing trade unions and trade disputes law of 1941, is about to be enacted substantially in the form of a Bill published in the "Cyprus Gazette" of 28th October, 1948. Certain provisions in the 1941 law, relating to illegal strikes and lock-outs and the prevention of intimidation, analogous to those in the repealed United Kingdom Trade Disputes and Trade Unions Act of 1927, are not to be re-enacted.