Hon. ERNEST LAPOINTE (Quebec East):
Mr. Speaker, I see a dispatch from Geneva in the American press to the effect that the forty-hour week principle has been voted by the international labour conference by a majority of six, and that the delegates of the governments of Great Britain and the British dominions, with the exception of the Irish Free State, abstained from voting. I should like to ask the Prime Minister whether or not this is so, and if so whether they have taken that stand under the instructions of the government.
Subtopic: INQUIRY OF MINISTRY CONCERNING ATTITUDE OF CANADIAN DELEGATION AT INTERNATIONAL LABOUR CONFERENCE