HC Deb 20 February 1919 vol 112 c1130

asked the Prime Minister whether the Commission of National Labour Legislation created by the Peace Conference at Paris is wholly composed of representatives of labour; whether the recommendations of this commission will be submitted for the consideration of a properly constituted body representative of employers; and whether the Commission would add weight to its authority and the conclusions at which it may arrive if there were included in its personnel representatives of employers as well as of employed?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. His Majesty's Government have taken steps to obtain representative views of both employers and employed on the proposals for international labour legislation. As regards the last part of the question, the members of the Commission represent the various Governments by whom they were appointed, and the British members are neither employers nor employed.