Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 23. asked the Minister of Labour whether she has any information as to the hours worked by agricultural workers on the State farms in Soviet Russia in 1930, the extent to which they were compulsorily drafted to work in other occupations such as the State forests, and the compulsory levies on wages such as for loans and for the State trade unions?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 22. asked the Minister of Labour whether she will give directions for the Labour Gazette to publish information from time to time as to labour, conditions in Soviet Russia in regard to compulsory labour, wages, compulsory levies on wages, the distribution of food cards, the purchasing power of wages, and other factors that bear on the condition of the workers in export trades?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Can the right hon. Lady tell us the last occasion on which any information whatever in regard to Soviet Russia was given in the Labour Gazette?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Does not that question show the ignorance of hon. Members on the subject?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 32. asked the President of the Board of Trade if he has any information as to the action taken by Poland and Czechoslovakia against Soviet Russian dumping?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 42. asked the President of the Board of Trade what progress has been made as the result of the discussion on Soviet Russian dumping at the Economic Commission of the League of Nations?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Finnish Government—
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 31. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs whether his attention has been drawn to the statement contained in the indictment of the public prosecutor for the Soviet Russian Government, and published in the official organ under the heading, Connections with the English Army Staff, that Great Britain has played a secondary role to France in the preparations for intervention against...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 28 and 30. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs (1) whether, in the White Paper on Labour Conditions in Russia, he proposes to include Circular 87 of the All-Union Commissariat of Labour of 4th March, 1930, for the raising of conscript labour gangs from collective farms for timber cutting and the regulations of the Soviet Commissariat of Labour, published in Ivestia of 5th...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the hon. Gentleman aware that no information ever appears in the "Labour Gazette" or the "Board of Trade Journal" concerning Russia?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will those ordinances include the various ordinances of the Soviet Government for the conscription of labour?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Even if produced by slave labour.
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 96. asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the fair-wages clause for contracts is uniform for all Government Departments; and whether any steps are taken in the case of Russian timber purchased by these Departments to see that this clause applies to the work done on the Russian side as well as the work done in this country?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Will the right hon. Gentleman consider enforcing these clauses in cases where there is slave labour or compulsory labour?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 6. asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs what nations are not parties to the Anti-Slavery Convention of 1926; and with reference to Article 4 that the high contracting parties shall give to one another every assistance with the object of securing the abolition of slavery and the slave trade, whether any endeavour has been made by this country separately, or in association with...
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: May I presume that Russia is among the countries that have not signed?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 63. asked the Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department whether he will call for a report from the commercial diplomatic officer of the wages and conditions in the timber trade, collectivist farms, and factories of Soviet Russia, stating where prison labour and forced labour are employed, and to what extent?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, in addition to what he said as regards France taking this action, France has for a long time imposed a heavier duty on Russian timber than on other timbers?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: 32. asked the President of the Board of Trade, in regard to the official figures of the declared value of Russian imports of timber and grain, on whose information does the Board of Trade rely for the accuracy of these figures; and what is the relation between the declared values figure and the actual figure at which the British syndicate has bought this year's Russian timber?
Mr Carlyon Bellairs: Would the right hon. Gentleman get information, because there is reason to believe that the figures are entirely inaccurate?