§ 49. Mr. B. SMITH
asked the Prime Minister whether the Government has decided to ratify the Eight-Hours Convention adopted by the International Labour Conference?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
I have been asked to reply. I regret that I am unable yet to add to the reply given on 10th February to the hon. Member for Elland (Mr. W. C. Robinson).
§ Captain BRASS
Is it not a fact that ratification of this agreement would hinder the working-class people and increase unemployment?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
The answer to the last supplementary question is that that is a matter for argument, which I could rot deal with in answer to a question.
Sir G. DOYLE
Is it not a fact that several Continental countries have agreed to this, and that not one of them has carried it out?