HC Deb 15 June 1933 vol 279 cc304-5
14. Mr. MANDER

asked the Minister of Labour who are the British delegates to the Seventeenth General Conference of the International Labour Organisation now meeting at Geneva; and whether it is intended that a member of the Government shall attend the proceedings at any stage, in view of the importance of the matters under consideration?


I will circulate the names of the delegates in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I regret that the pressure of Parliamentary and other business does not permit of the attendance of a member of the Government.

Following are the names:

Government Delegates:

Mr. F. W. Leggett, C.B. (Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour), and

Sir Walter S. Kinnear, K.B.E, (Controller of Insurance, Ministry of Health),

Mr. J. F. G. Price, C.B. (Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Labour),

will also act as Government Delegate for certain matters.

Employers Delegates:

Sir James Lithgow, Bart. (Ex-President of the National Confederation of Employers' Organisations, the Federation of British Industries and the Shipbuilding Employers' Federation).

Mr. J. B. Forbes Watson (Director of the National Confederation of En-ployers' Organisations; Member of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office), will act as substitute Delegate representing Employers.

Workpeople's Delegate:

Mr. Arthur Hayday, J. P. (Vice-President of the National Union of General and Municipal Workers and a member of the General Council of the Trades Union Congress).