HC Deb 25 March 1925 vol 182 cc458-9W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has yet taken steps to call together representatives of the Dominions to confer with him as to the attitude to be adopted at the Geneva International Labour Conference on the suggested convention on anthrax; and, if so, whether he has been able to secure agreement as to the policy to be adopted in this connection?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply. I would remind the hon. Member that at the International Labour Conference last year, the resolution which was submitted on behalf of the British Government, that the question of a draft Convention on Anthrax should be included in the agenda for this year's conference, was rejected, and the subject therefore will not come up for discussion at this year's conference. As indicated in reply to the question asked on the 26th February by the hon. and gallant Member for the Central Division of Bradford (Lieut.-Colonel Gadie), I am afraid that nothing would be gained by any further attempt on the part of the British Government to re-open this question at the present time.