7 MAY 1927, Page 2

Mr. Arthur Greenwood argued very ably for this realistic policy.

Mr. Wheatley and Mr. A. J. Cook made bitter attacks on the Labour members of the Committee. Miss - Bondfield, fortunately, was fully capable..Of defending herself. She showed that a small minority Report would have carried no weight, and that the only practical alternative to a unanimous Report would have been to leave the Government free to do what they -liked. Legislation there must be in any case, as the present temporary arrangement expires in December. After the Conference had listened to all these arguments the voting revealed a large majority for the sensible realistic policy. Mr. Greenivood's motion was carried by 2,538,009 to 1,081,000. • * * *