HC Deb 07 July 1937 vol 326 c323
9. Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether any reports have recently been received by the League of Nations concerning conditions of native labour in the Portuguese colonial possessions?

Mr. Eden

So far as I am aware, no report of this character has recently been received by the Secretary-General of the League of Nations.

Lieut.-Commander Fletcher

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether any improvement has taken place in labour conditions in these colonies since 1929, when the then Foreign Secretary informed the House that he was unable to state that any improvement had taken place since 1914?

Mr. Eden

I should have notice of that question. I was only asked as to League reports on the subject.

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