§ 12. Mr. James Hall
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the general and legislative acceptance of the principle of holidays with pay, he can say when His Majesty's Government will ratify the convention concerning annual holidays with pay for seamen?
§ Mr. E. Brown
As I stated when introducing the Holidays with Pay Bill on 14th July of this year, the Government, in agreement with the recommendations of the Amulree Committee of Inquiry, propose to await the developments resulting from voluntary negotiations during the next two years before considering what legislation is necessary to make provision for holidays with pay in industry generally. Meanwhile the question of ratification of the Convention referred to must clearly be deferred.