§ 1. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Labour whether the National Union of Railwaymen have made any representations to the present Government concerning the ratification of the Washington Hours Convention?
§ The MINISTER of LABOUR (Miss Bondfield)
I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to a question by the hon. Member for Newcastle North (Sir N. Grattan-Doyle), on 5th December, of which I am sending him a copy.
§ 13. Mr. W. S. MORRISON
asked the Minister of Labour when the Bill to enable this country to ratify the Washington Hours Convention will be introduced into this House?
§ Miss BONDFIELD
I would refer the hon. Member to my reply on this subject on 23rd January, of which I am sending him a copy.
§ Mr. MORRISON
Can the right hon. Lady give us an assurance that this Bill will be in the hands of Members of this House a sufficient time before its discussion, say a fortnight, in order that it may be adequately considered?
§ Mr. MANDER
Does the right hon. Lady realise that the greater part of Europe is being held up by the inaction of the Government on this matter?