HC Deb 06 March 1957 vol 566 cc57-8W
58. Mrs. Castle

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies why the registration of the Hong Kong branch of the Society of Technical Civil Servants, which was approved by the Registrar of Trade Unions in Hong Kong on 30th May, 1956, was withdrawn on 1st June, 1956; and why the branch has had no reply to a request for an explanation.

Mr. Profumo

Registration could not be confirmed because it is illegal for a registered trade union in Hong Kong to place itself under the control of a trade union outside the Colony without the consent of the Governor-in-Council. The position was fully explained to the local branch on 23rd July, the branch made formal application to regularise its position on 31st August, and the consent of the Governor-in-Council has now been given.

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