§ MR. CLYNES
I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether firms which refuse to employ men because of their membership in a trade union, and which are engaged on Government contract work, are acting consistently with the terms on which Government contracts are made and Government Departments administered; and whether firms which exclude workmen for the exercise of a legal right will be excluded in respect to future Government contracts.
§ Mr. ASQUITH
So far as I am aware, Government contracts do not contain any stipulation with regard to the subject of the Question. The matter seems to me to be one which might with advantage be considered by the Departmental Committee on Government contracts.