§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the Minister of Labour why the Government requested the governing body of the Industrial Labour Bureau, Geneva, to postpone until next Session the revision of the Washington Eight Hours Convention; and whether the request makes it impossible for the matter to be placed on the agenda before the 1929 Conference?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The proposal put forward by His Majesty's Government at the January meeting of the governing body was that this question should be placed on the agenda of the 1929 Conference. At the April meeting of the governing body this year the preliminary question of the general procedure to be followed in revising Conventions was settled, but owing to other urgent business a decision as to the inclusion of this matter in the 1929 agenda of the Conference had to be postponed to the May meeting of the governing body, but this should not, in my opinion, interfere with the adoption of the proposal.