§ 2. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Labour if any steps have been taken to safeguard British labour conditions by negotiating with the Governments of foreign competing countries concerning the general conditions of labour, including wages and hours, with a view to bringing them up to the standard which exists in this country?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
The International Labour Organisation of the League of Nations has as its object the improvement of international standards of working conditions, and it is the policy of the Government to give the organisation effective support.
§ Mr. ALBERY
In view of the comparatively long time that must elapse before that can be applied, may I ask whether the Government have any scheme which they intend to put into force in the meantime to protect British labour against foreign sweated labour?
§ Mr. HANNON
Is not the right hon. Lady aware that there is an overhead charge of 25 per cent. of taxation in this country as against competing countries?