Durham County Council

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th June 1952.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon East 12:00 am, 17th June 1952

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will introduce legislation to enable him to replace the Durham County Council by Commissioners until it stops its present closed shop policy.

Photo of Mr Herbert Williams Mr Herbert Williams , Croydon East

Would my right hon. Friend examine what happened some 20 years ago, when one of his predecessors was dealing with West Ham Board of Guardians and other authorities who were not then obeying the law?

Photo of Mr Harold Macmillan Mr Harold Macmillan , Bromley

It is not a question of what happened 20 years ago, but of what is happening today. The matter is sub judice.