HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 c1968W

asked the Minister of Labour whether he has any information in regard to the rates of pay and hours of labour in match factories in Estonia; and whether he has received any representations from British match manufacturers in regard to the competitive selling prices of Estonian matches, in view of the wage rates in force in this country?


With regard to the first part of the question, I have no information as to the rates of pay or hours of labour in match factories in Estonia, but I have addressed an inquiry to the International Labour Office at Geneva, and will communicate further with my hon. Friend in due course The answer to the second part of the question is in the negative.