Labour Camps

Oral Answers to Questions — Colonial Territories – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 18th February 1958.

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Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Dearne Valley 12:00 am, 18th February 1958

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in which colonial and trust territories, respectively, trade union leaders have the freedom to visit employer-owned labour camps and places of employment and work for the purpose of spreading trade union propaganda and for the purpose of organising labour, as distinct from the freedom extended to labour officers.

Photo of Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd Mr Alan Lennox-Boyd , Mid Bedfordshire

As in this country, it is entirely within an employer's discretion whether he allows trade union organisers access to his property or places of employment. Comprehensive information on the practice of all employers in all territories is not available to me.