§ 24. Sir G. BUTLER
asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give to the House any information as to the results reached at the Conference recently held at Berne between certain Ministers of Labour on the feasibility of giving force to the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation's meeting at Washington in 1919?
§ Mr. SHAW
It was agreed that for the present at any rate the proceedings at this Conference should be private, and I regret therefore that I am not in a position to add anything to the official statement on the subject which was published in the Press at the time. As indicated in that statement, which was an agreed report of the proceedings, the Ministers present were glad to find that on most points their views coincided entirely and that where divergencies existed they were not considerable. Thus the Conference closed with the unanimous feeling that common ratification of the Convention is possible.