§ Mr. G. WHITE
asked the Prime Minister if an agreement has been made with any European countries for the simultaneous introduction of measures to give effect to the International Convention on Hours of Employment?
§ Mr. CLYNES
The present policy of His Majesty's Government is to give effect to the Washington Hours Convention irrespective of any action which may be taken by other European Governments, and the Hours of Industrial Employment Bill has been introduced for this purpose. When the question of the ratification of this Convention was discussed by the British, Belgian, French and German Ministers of Labour the Conference closed with the unanimous feeling that common ratification was possible.