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Labour Recruitment (United States)

Volume 388: debated on Thursday 22 April 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what are the terms of the agreements made between the United States of America and the Government of Jamaica and any other West Indian Colonies governing the importation of workers from the West Indies into the United States of America?

I regret that I have so far received no information on the subject further to that given in my reply to the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Riley) on 14th April. I have telegraphed to those Colonial Governments which may be concerned stressing the importance which I attach to keeping contracts in line with the spirit and purpose of the International Labour Conventions.