4 JANUARY 1930, Page 7

The Government are to be warmly congratulated on their choice

of the British Delegation for the International Labour Office Conference on wages, hours, and working conditions in the coal industry, which opens at Geneva next Monday. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade will be accompanied by Sir Sydney Chapman (with valuable experience on the Economic Committee of the League), two members of the Mines Department, and the Secretaries of the Mining Association and the Miners' Federation. It is conceivable that an international Convention on hours of work may be framed for consideration at the next I.L.O. Conference in June.