HC Deb 11 May 1925 vol 183 cc1451-2
53. Mr. RAINE

asked the President of the Board of Trade on behalf of how many countries the Merchant Shipping International Labour Convention was signed; and which of these countries have already ratified the said Convention?


I have been asked to reply. I assume that my hon. Friend refers to the three conventions to which the Merchant Shipping (International Labour Conventions) Bill is designed to give effect. With his permission, I will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT a statement showing the countries whose Government delegate, or delegates, voted for these conventions and the countries which have ratified them.

Following is the statement:

Countries whose Government delegate or delegatesvotedfor the following draft conventions, countries which have ratified being marked with an asterisk

(1)Draft convention concerning unemployment indemnity in case of loss or foundering of the ship

Argentine, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chili, Czecho-Slovakia, Denmark,* France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, India, Italy," Japan. Netherlands, Norway, Poland," Portugal, Rumania, Serb-Croat-Slovene Kingdom, Siam, Spain,* Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, Venezuela

(2)Draft convention concerning minimum age for the admission of young persons to employment as trimmers and stokers

Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia. Cuba, Czecho-Slovakia, Denmark,* Esthonia,* Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guatemala, India," Italy,* Latvia,* Luxemburg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,* Portugal, Serb-Croat Slovene Kingdom, Spain,* South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay

(3)Draft convention concerning compulsory medical examination of children and young persons employed at sea

Albania, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Colombia, Cuba, CzechoSlovakia, Denmark, Esthonia," Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, India,* Italy,*Latvia,"Luxemburg,Netherlands,Norway, Poland, Portugal, Rumania,* SerbCroatSlovene Kingdom. South Africa, Spain,* weden;Switzerland