§ 1. Mr. Petherick
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, how many States are taking part in the current I.L.O. Conference; and which of these paid their subscriptions for this year and last.
§ The Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (Mr. Eden)
Forty-three States took part in the recent International Labour Organisation Conference at Philadelphia. I am circulating the full list in the OFFICIAL REPORT. As regards the second part of the question, information as to which States members have paid contributions for this year and last year has not yet been published.
§ Mr. Petherick
May I ask when it will be published? It does seem rather important, in order that we may know how much real attention these States pay to the International Labour Organisation.
§ Mr. Mander
Is this not a part of the continual attempt to discredit any form of international arrangement?
§ Following is the list:
§ The following States members of the International Labour Organisation took part in the Conference at Philadelphia:154
§ Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Eire, Ethiopia, France, Great Britain, Greece, Hayti, India, Iraq, Iberia, Luxemburg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Persia, Peru, Poland, Union of South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Uruguay, United States of America, Venezuela, Yugoslavia.
§ In addition the following non-member States were invited to attend the Conference and sent accredited representatives:
§ Iceland, Nicaragua, Paraguay.