HC Deb 01 December 1936 vol 318 cc1028-9
69. Mr. LESLIE

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can give any information on the International Textile Conference to be held in Washington next spring; and whether His Majesty's Government, for the purpose of that conference, are making any inquiries into the problems of unfair competition, access to raw materials, and standards of living of the textile workers in the various countries?


His Majesty's Government cordially welcome the invitation of the President of the United States of America to hold this important Technical Conference of the International Labour Organisation in Washington. The purpose of the conference is to consider, in the light of the expert knowledge of the representatives of the industries in the various countries, the means by which the conditions of employment of those engaged in the textile industries may be improved. In preparation for the conference it is my intention to consult with the employers' and workpeople's organisations concerned.


Will Germany be represented?


Perhaps the hon. Member will put that question down.

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