HC Deb 20 March 1947 vol 435 cc99-100W
78. Mr. Leslie

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether precautions have been taken to see that all goods imported from Japan are produced under fair conditions with respect to working hours and rates of pay.

Sir S. Cripps

The conditions of current Japanese production are the responsibility of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Powers. It is the policy of His Majesty's Government to endeavour to eliminate unfair competition caused by low labour standards, not only in Japan but wherever it arises, by international agreement and in any way that offers.