HC Deb 12 February 1931 vol 248 c565

asked the Minister of Labour whether her attention has been called to a recent decision of the governing body of the International Labour Office to revise the convention on night work and to permit women to be so engaged; and whether the British official delegate supported this resolution?


The governing body decided that the International Labour Conference should consider the desirability of introducing two modifications into this convention, first by inserting an exception for supervisory workers and, secondly, by allowing Governments to fix the prohibited period either between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. or between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. The first of these proposals originated with His Majesty's Government and their representative on the governing body supported it but he voted against the consideration of the second proposal by the conference.