HC Deb 09 May 1932 vol 265 cc1524-5

asked the Secretary of State for India if he will inform the House as to the attitude of the representative of the Government of India to the draft convention submitted to the recent International Labour Conference relating to the minimum age for the employment of children?


The Government delegates of India to the recent session of the International Labour Conference, in accordance with their instructions, sought to incorporate in this Convention a special clause dealing with conditions in India. The terms of the special clause were approved in Committee but in the plenary session of the Conference an amendment was carried which in the view of the delegates made the special clause impossible of enforcement in India. They therefore abstained from voting on the final vote.