HC Deb 22 August 1916 vol 85 cc2473-4
46. Mr. W. THORNE

asked the Prime Minister whether, when the time arrives for discussing peace terms to conclude the present War, the Government will consider the advisability of making a condition in the settlement that the hours of labour of workpeople in all countries concerned be reduced to a ratio below that in operation prior to the War, with a view to minimising and regulating foreign trade competition?


The suggestion of my hon. Friend is attractive, but I fear that it would present great practical difficulties.