Trade Union Officers

Oral Answers to Questions — Kenya – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th October 1947.

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Photo of Major Lyall Wilkes Major Lyall Wilkes , Newcastle upon Tyne Central 12:00 am, 29th October 1947

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what is the number of African trades union leaders in Kenya who have been arrested within the last 12 months; for what offences they have been arrested; how many trades union officers from the United Kingdom are now working in Kenya; and what recommendations they have made to improve the situation.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams Lieut-Colonel David Rees-Williams , Croydon South

No leaders of registered trades unions have been arrested in Kenya within the last 12 months: one person, the president of an unrecognised association known as the African Workers Federation, has been deported within the Territory for conduct dangerous to peace and good order. One trades union officer from the United Kingdom is working in Kenya. He has made a recommendation regarding trade union law which is now being actively considered.