HC Deb 09 November 1933 vol 281 c287

asked the Minister of Labour what action, if any, has been taken by the British Government with regard to the report of the Committee of the International Labour Conference on the reduction of hours of work?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

In accordance with the usual practice, this report has been brought to the notice of the National Confederation of Employers, Organisations and the Trades Union Congress General Council, with a request for the observations of these bodies in connection, with the reply to be made by His Majesty's Government to the questionnaire contained in the report. I also brought this report to the notice of all joint industrial councils and trade boards, with a request for their observations. Their replies will be given every consideration in connection with the reply to be sent to the questionnaire.