The Act in effect legalised industrial action by British trades unions on the grounds that a trade union could not be prosecuted for an act which would be legal if conducted by an individual.
Editors. "Conspiracy and Protection of Property Act". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2010
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