HC Deb 01 August 1935 vol 304 cc2855-6
69. Mr. MANDER

asked the Secretary for Mines the present position with regard to the ratification of the international convention on the hours of work in mines; and when is it expected that this will be signed and brought into operation?


I have nothing to add to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Labour to a question by the hon. Member for Aberdare (Mr. G. Hall) on 2nd July.


Can the Secretary for Mines say whether there is any controversy still remaining in regard to this matter, or whether it is now a matter of general international agreement.


It is agreed to this extent that six other countries and ourselves have considered the Convention.