Oral Answers to Questions — Penal Sanctions (Draft Convention).

– in the House of Commons on 19th February 1942.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

asked the Minister of Labour what are the reasons for the delay in the ratification by the British Government of the Geneva Penal Sanctions Convention, 1939; and whether this ratification may be expected at an early date?

Photo of Mr Ernest Bevin Mr Ernest Bevin , Wandsworth Central

The ratification of the Draft Convention concerning Penal Sanctions for Breaches of Contracts of Employment by Indigenous Workers adopted by the International Labour Conference in 1939, has been delayed owing to the need for consultation with the Governments of all the non self-governing dependencies. Replies have now been received which enable action to proceed in the matter and a decision regarding ratification may be expected at an early date.

Photo of Mr Thomas Harvey Mr Thomas Harvey , Combined English Universities

Will an announcement be made to the House?