§ MR. LOUGH (Islington, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade whether, in view of the increasing interest being shown in labour bureaux by the London local authorities, the Labour Department will prepare and issue for their guidance and information a set of model rules for the conduct of labour bureaux, with such other information on the formation and management of such institutions as would be likely to prove of 321 use to any body intending to institute one.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE (Mr. RITCHIE,) Croydon
The Labour Department of the Board of Trade have from time to time published certain information as to the constitution and regulations of labour bureaux in this country and abroad. If the hon. Member will put himself into communication with the Department, he will be able to judge how far the publication of any further information in their possession would answer the purpose of his question. But the Board of Trade are of opinion that before any model code of regulations could be adopted much more experience is necessary of the working of those bureaux than has yet been had.