§ 96. Mr. Rankin
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the functions and composition of the Bermuda Labour Board.
Mr. Creech Jones
The Bermuda Labour Board carries out the work of an employment bureau, supplying labour as required and collating information regarding prevailing wage rates. Another important function of the Board is to endeavour to bring about the settlement of labour disputes by conciliation before recourse is had to the provisions of the local Labour Disputes (Arbitration and Enquiry) Act, 1945. The Board is representative of all classes of the community. Of its eight members, four belong to the coloured section.