HC Deb 13 March 1957 vol 566 c174W
33. Mr. Moss

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to make a statement on the suppression of the Factory and Shopworkers Union in Singapore.

Mr. Profumo

The registration of this union was cancelled on the 14th February in accordance with the procedure prescribed by the Trade Unions Ordinance on the grounds that the union was used for purposes inconsistent with its objects and rules and that funds totalling $103,000 (some £12,000) were expended on objects not authorised by the union's rules. The union was given two months' notice to show cause why its registration should not be cancelled, but failed to do so to the satisfaction of the Registrar of Trade Unions. It is open to the union to appeal against the Registrar's order.