HC Deb 23 May 1932 vol 266 cc19-20
8. Mr. GEORGE HALL for

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed by the International Labour Conference calling for immediate international action to deal with the world economic crisis; and whether His Majesty's Government has given any instructions to their delegate on the League of Nations Council with regard to it?


Yes, Sir, my attention has been called to this resolution of the International Labour Conference which is of an extremely elaborate character, and suggests that a list should be drawn up of big international works for economic development, and for national works on a large scale, calculated to encourage the general development of the economic situation of the countries concerned, and that Government delegates should make the necessary financial arrangements therefor and have them put in hand without delay. This resolution was put before the Council of the League, on which, of course, His Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom is represented, and the Council has decided to transmit it to the Assembly.