§ 42. Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that, at the Trades Union Congress held in Bristol in the early part of September, a resolution was passed against Conscription which had a backing up of 3,000,000 organised workers, including 600,000 miners and about 300,000 railway workers; if he is aware that a number of executive councils and branches of trade unions in this country have also passed resolutions 833 against Conscription; if he can state how many resolutions he has received from the organised workers protesting against Conscription in any shape or form being forced upon the country; and if such resolutions have been placed before the Cabinet?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
I am aware of the facts stated in the early part of the question. I have received some 400 resolutions in this sense from labour bodies in the past three months.