§ Mr. R. DAVIES
asked the Minister of Labour whether His Majesty's Government has initiated any national discussion on the question of the application of the 40-hour week to the textile industry in preparation for the International Labour Conference in 1936?
§ Mr. E. BROWN
In accordance with a recent decision of the Governing Body of the International Labour Office the next step is for the Office to take the advice of textile experts from various countries and to make a report relating to the textile industry in preparation for a consideration at the International Labour Conference, 1936, of the application of the 40-hour week to the industry. As soon as the report is available, I intend to consult the National Confederation of Employers' Organisations and the General Council of the Trades Union Congress with regard to the matters dealt with therein.