HC Deb 07 July 1926 vol 197 cc2057-8

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what inquiries into native labour in Asia and Africa have been undertaken by the League of Nations secretariat, or the International Labour Office, or by committees of these bodies; and whether any further inquiries have been proposed or are projected?


I have been asked to reply. In accordance with a recent decision of the Governing Body the International Labour Office has undertaken an inquiry into native labour questions with special reference to forced labour and indentured labour, and a small advisory committee of experts is being appointed to assist the Office in its task. I understand that no inquiry of this kind by the League of Nations secretariat has been undertaken or is in contemplation.

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