HC Deb 23 February 1939 vol 344 cc541-2
11. Mr. Lawson

asked the Minister of Labour the name of the representative appointed to the International Labour Office Committee on Public Works; and what is the nature of his instructions?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

A meeting of the International Public Works Committee has not yet been called and, accordingly, the questions referred to by the hon. Member do not yet arise.

Mr. Lawson

Has the name of the representative been decided upon, in view of the fact that the hon. Member and the Minister of Labour have continued to use this new committee in answering for unemployment?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

We have every intention to collaborate in every possible way, but a meeting has not been called, nor a date fixed. It is not intended to have any permanent representative, but an ad hoc representative will be appointed for each session.