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International Labour Organisation

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment, in respect of which conventions of the International Labour Organisation to which the United Kingdom is a signatory, the United Kingdom's compliance has been the subject of comment by the International Labour Organisation committee of experts; what were those comments; and if he will make a statement.

The International Labour conventions in respect of which the United Kingdom's compliance has been the subject of comment by the committee of experts in its latest report are as follows:

Convention 26:Minimum Wage Fixing Machinery.
Convention 87:Freedom of Association and the Right to Organise.
Convention 122:Employment Policy.
Convention 144:Tripartite Consultation (International Labour Standards).
Convention 151:Labour Relations (Public Service).
Some of the comments of the committee of experts are long and detailed, and I will write to the hon. Member and arrange for a copy of my letter to be placed in the Library.The report of the committee of experts is currently being examined by the conference committee on the application of conventions and recommendations at the 71st session of the IL conference in Geneva, and I understand there may be discussion of some of the comments relating to the United Kingdom.