§ The following Questions stood upon the Order Paper in the name of Mr. THORNE:
§ 54. To ask the Minister of Labour the name of the commissioner appointed to administer transitional benefits in the Wolverhampton Borough Council area; and the amount of salary and emoluments he is to receive?
§ 55. To ask the Minister of Labour if he is aware that the Trades Union Congress held at Bristol in 1931 passed unanimously a resolution in favour of the introduction of a forty-hour working week without reduction of wages: that similar resolutions were passed at the Newcastle Congress in 1932 and the International Congress of the Federation of Trade Unions held in Stockholm in 1930 and whether the Government will announce their decision prior to the meeting of the International Labour Section of the League of Nations in June next?
§ Mr. SPEAKER
When I called the questions, the hon. Member for Spennymoor (Mr. Batey) was engaged in conversation.