HC Deb 14 July 1960 vol 626 c1573
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. Ede

Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether all the negotiations with the various bodies have been concluded and he is now only waiting for an opportunity for having Parliamentary time?

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.