§ 64. Mr. Raikes
asked the Minister of Labour what instructions have been issued to National Service officers for their guidance in dealing with applications for employment and for permission to dismiss employees on the sole grounds of these employees' membership or non-membership of a particular trade union.
§ Mr. Isaacs
My officers are instructed that in submitting applicants for employment no distinction should be drawn between members of trade unions and non-members unless an employer has expressly stipulated that he requires a union member or a non-union member. With regard to permission to discharge under the Essential Work Order, no instructions on this point have been issued to national service officers. Their decisions are in any event subject to appeal to a local appeal board.