HC Deb 05 May 1938 vol 335 c1055W
Mr. R. J. Taylor

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will state the number and names of the representatives who are to represent the various interests on international regulation of miners' hours at the International Labour Office tripartite conference at Geneva; and what instructions have been given to the Government representatives?

Mr. Lennox-Boyd:

The British delegates to the technical tripartite meeting on the coal mining industry are Mr. H. W. Cole, Deputy Under-Secretary for Mines, Mr. W. A. Lee, director of the Mining Association, and Mr. W. Lawther, vice-president of the Mine-worker's Federation. Mr. Cole has three advisers and each of the other delegates four advisers. As regards the last part of the question it is not the practice to publish the instructions given to delegates.

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