HC Deb 04 November 1919 vol 120 cc1320-1W
Colonel NEWMAN

asked the Prime whether in addition to representatives of organised labour, a number of advisers have been dispatched at the public expense to the International Labour Conference. at Washington; whether so many advisers have been sent for each item on the agenda paper at the conference; how many items there are on the paper; and the total number of advisers that it has been found necessary to send?


The four delegates to the International Labour Conference (two representing the Government, one the employers and one the workpeople) are accompanied by sixteen advisers, of whom five represent the Government, five the employers and six the workpeople. There are five items on the agenda of the Conference, which means that under the terms of the Peace Treaty Great Britain was entitled to send forty advisers. The sixteen actually sent were deemed sufficient to cover the whole field of the subjects to be discussed. The travelling and subsistence allowances of the advisers (like those of the delegates) are paid out of public funds in accordance with the provisions of the International Labour Convention.