HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 cc1515-6
3. Mr. T. SMITH

(forMr. T. WILLIAMS) asked the Secretary of State for India whether the Government of India have been in communication with the British Legation at Bangkok and the Indian agent at Kuala Lumpur with reference to the condition of Tamil labourers in Siam; and what steps they propose to take in the matter?


Can the hon. Gentleman state whether the men in question have a trade union to negotiate for them?


That is another question, which I should be glad to see on the Paper.

Following is the answer:


I have no information, but will inquire.

4. Mr. SMITH

(for Mr. WILLIAMS) asked the Secretary of State for India how many of the recommendations of the Royal Commission on labour conditions in India have been approved and put into operation; how many such recommendations affected railway workers; and whether the railwaymen's unions are now recognised by the railway management?


I would refer the hon. Member to the report made by the Government of India showing the action taken by the Central arid Provincial Governments on the recommendations of Mr. Whitley's Commission, of which a copy has been placed in the Library. I am sending the hon. Member a copy for his own use.