HC Deb 17 February 1943 vol 386 cc1750-1W
Mr. Bartlett

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether, in connection with the machinery the Government is contemplating for dealing with post-war problems of the United Nations, the acting director of the International Labour Office has been consulted regarding the adaptation of the existing constitution of the International Labour Office to such machinery?

Mr. Eden

Following upon the first Resolution adopted by the International Labour Office conference held in the U.S.A. in 1941, arrangements have already been made to maintain contact between the International Labour Office and existing agencies of the United Nations dealing with post-war problems. Any changes in the constitution of the International Labour Office would, however, concern all the members of that organisation and His Majesty's Government, while desirous to see it developed and strengthened insofar as this may be necessary to enable it to play its full part in post-war reconstruction, do not yet consider the moment opportune for raising this matter with the other Governments concerned.