§ 27. Mr. LYLE
asked whether, either as a result of the Washington Labour Conference or otherwise, the Government has made, or is making, any representations to Foreign administrations against the prevalence of sweated labour in industries, which are directly competitive with our own; and whether his Department has any evidence to show the effect of such sweated labour, within the last two years, on any industries in the East End of London?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Sir Montague Barlow)
In view of the possible unsatisfactory or sweated conditions of less organised labour in many countries which have not the machinery for regulating conditions or wages which the trade boards provide in this country, the International Labour Office has been asked to collect information on the subject. With regard to the last part of the question, we have received no representations from the interests affected; but 219 if my hon. Friend has any information in the matter, we should be glad to receive it.