HC Deb 17 March 1925 vol 181 c2036

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that the Brazilian Congress has adopted a Bill under which employés will be entitled to a dividend of at least 10 per cent. on the profits of undertakings, which dividends will be divided between them in proportion to their wages; and whether, if this is so, he can make arrangements to have a Report furnished on the working of this industrial innovation?


I have been asked to reply. I understand that a private Member's Bill, containing the provision mentioned by my hon. Friend, has been referred to the Social Legislation Committee of the Brazilian Congress, and been adopted by that Committee, subject to certain Amendments. So far as I am aware, however, no law containing this provision has yet reached the Brazilian Statute Book.


If that Bill be definitely put on the Statute Book, will the hon. Gentleman have a report made as to its working?


Certainly if it is put upon the Statute Book we will look into that matter.