71. Mr. T. GRIFFTHS
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is now in a position to state the result of his inquiries as to the reason why the military authorities in Monmouthshire recently secured the services of the chief constable in that district to obtain for them the names and addresses of the secretaries of trade union branches in the area?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
I am informed that the military authorities in South Wales approached the Chief Constable of Monmouthshire in the spring of this year with a view to obtaining the names and addresses of the secretaries of trade union branches in the district, in order that the information might be available in case any occasion should arise for communication with the trade union secretaries. The request implied no sort of hostility to the unions.