§ 45. Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Prime Minister if any inquiry is being conducted into the question of a general reduction of hours of labour in this country as a contribution towards easing the unemployment problem; and if any legislation is to be introduced in this direction and, if so, to what extent and When?
§ The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Ramsay MacDonald)
An inquiry of the kind referred to is not being conducted, and beyond the Bill in connection with the Washington Hours Convention and the Factories Bill, no legislation of this kind is at present contemplated.
§ Mr. BUCHANAN
Can the Prime Minister say when the Bill dealing with the Washington Convention is likely to be introduced?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
Questions about that have been answered again and again. It is awaiting an opportunity.
§ Mr. ALBERY
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell the House whether the negotiations with the National Union of Railwaymen have been completed?