§ 9. Mr. Ede
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why the legislation promised in Command Paper, No. 8286, of July, 1951, as a necessary preliminary to the ratification of the International Labour Organisation Convention No. 96, has not been introduced by Her Majesty's Government; and if he hopes to include such a measure in the legislative programme in the next Session of Parliament.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
Pressure of Parliamentary business has so far prevented the introduction of this legislation, and I regret that I cannot anticipate next Session's programme.
§ Mr. Butler
Yes. The main problem now is Parliamentary time. As it is not usual to anticipate next Session's programme, I cannot give the right hon. Gentleman the satisfaction he desires.