§ 10. Mr. MANDER
asked the Minister of Labour if she has any statement to make with reference to the comments made by the director of the International Labour Office in his annual report for 1931 concerning the failure of Great Britain to ratify the Washington Eight Hours Convention?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
A statement on behalf of the Government was made on this subject by the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Labour to the International Labour Conference at Geneva on 4th June. This statement was noticed in the Press and will appear in the account of the proceedings of the Conference which will be presented in due course to the House.
§ Mr. MANDER
Is it not a fact that there is a great deal of truth in the criticism of the director at the unjustifiable delay of the Government in ratifying the Washington Hours Convention?
§ Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
Is it not a fact that there is no truth in the criticisms of the Government?