§ 20. Mr. MANDER
asked the Secretary for Mines whether he can make any statement in regard to the ratification of the recent International Labour Convention on the hours of work in coal mines?
§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
Yes, Sir. At the request of His Majesty's Government, the International Labour Office is issuing invitations to the Governments of the six other countries chiefly interested, that is to say, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Netherlands and Poland, to attend a meeting at Geneva on 7th January for the purpose of an informal discussion upon the question of ratification.