HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 cc273-4
71. Major NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether any representation has been, or will be, given to British labour that does not form part of what is known as organised labour at the forthcoming International Labour Convention in connection with the Peace Treaty at Washington; how were the members to represent the United Kingdom at the Convention chosen or selected; and are the expenses of the mission borne by public funds?


The representatives of Labour from the United Kingdom at the International Labour Conference in Washington were nominated by the Government in consultation with the Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Union Congress, in accordance with the principles laid down in Article 380 of the Peace Treaty. The travelling and subsistence allowances of the delegates are borne by public funds in accordance with the provisions of the International Labour Convention.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

What Vote will these expenses come under?


I have not considered that. Probably the Labour Vote.