HC Deb 27 January 1943 vol 386 c510W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will endeavour to assist the International Labour Office to secure that all countries comprising the United Nations and those who are friendly to them shall become members of the International Labour Office and be called together as soon as possible to consider post-war plans, including hours of employment, holidays, social insurance, minimum wages and other industrial matters, so that a system of economic sanctions may be worked out to be applied in the case of non-observance of any mutually-accepted international standards?

Mr. McCorquodale

The question of calling a conference of Member States is a matter for the Governing Body of the International Labour Office, and there is no reason to interfere with the constitutional working of the International Labour Organisation which continues to function. A detailed system of economic sanctions is provided for in the Constitution of the Organisation.