HC Deb 09 July 1930 vol 241 cc415-6
50. Captain P. MACDONALD

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies whether it is the intention of the Government to recommend the ratification of the convention concerning forced or compulsory labour which was recently adopted by the International Labour Conference?


The report of the British Delegates at the recent International Labour Conference on the question of forced or compulsory labour has only just reached me and the convention is not likely to be communicated officially to His Majesty's Government for some time. In these circumstances I would ask the hon. and gallant Member to be good enough to repeat his question in, say, a fortnight's time.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether he is going to publish the report of the British delegates?


I cannot give an answer to that question.

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