§ 46. Mr. MacKENZIE LIVINGSTONE
asked the Prime Minister whether it is the intention of the Government to send a woman as a fully accredited delegate to the International Labour Conference to take place at. Geneva next May, and also women as technical advisers;
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of LABOUR (Mr. Betterton)
I have been asked to reply. As at present advised the Government do not propose to send a woman delegate to the International Labour Conference in May next, but it is anticipated that one of the technical advisers will be a woman.
Would it not be fair, seeing that many of the questions which have to be dealt with at Geneva relate entirely to women, to send a woman, with full powers?
§ Mr. BETTERTON
No, this is not a sex question at all. In our view, it is a question of the most suitable representative of the Government at this conference, and on this occasion it happens to be a man.
§ Mr. PALING
Is it the intention of the Government to carry out the recommendations already made at Geneva?