§ 43. Lord H. CAVENDISH-BENTINCK
asked the Minister of Labour whether the British Government delegates to the International Labour Conference at Geneva this month have been instructed to move an amendment to the present draft on nightwork in bakeries that will enable them, if carried, to vote for the Convention?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR(Sir Arthur STEEL-MAITLAND)
The Government have tabled certain amendments to the draft Convention on night work in bakeries, and have informed the International Labour Office that, subject to these amendments being carried, they would be disposed to accept the Convention, provided they could be satisfied that the effect of its adoption would not be to cause an increase in the price of bread to the consumer. Since that time the Royal Commission on Food Prices has examined this question, and, in view of its findings, the delegates will state that the Government is unable at the present time to ratify the draft Convention
40. Mr. C HAR LETON
asked the Minister of Labour the nature of the instructions issued, or to be issued, to the Government representatives at the International Labour Conference with respect to the proposed draft Convention concerning night work in bakeries?
§ Sir A. STEEL-MAITLAND
I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary to the hon. Member for Newcastle Central on the 7th May